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2018 Calera Chardonnay "Mt Harlan"

Calera 2018 Mt Harlan Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mt Harlan"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Harlan

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 680

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 10, 2020

Wine Review: This deep yellow colored Chardonnay from Calera is for fans who like an over the top style. It opens with a heavenly pineapple and oak bouquet with notes of Bosc pear and Golden delicious apple. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, slightly acidic and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a vanilla and oak influenced pineapple and poached pear blend. I also detected notes of clarified butter. Finally, there are hints of nutmeg and a touch of toffee. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last in your mouth for a very long time. This Chard screams for lobster. Enjoy it with bisque or tails dipped in butter. Yum! - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Grown high on the limestone-rich soils of Mt. Harlan, this wine is an aromatic beauty, revealing layers of white peach, fresh-cut grass, lavender and lemon verbena. Though rich and round on the palate, its cool-climate origins ensure a lively underlying acidity that provides focus and finesse to tropical flavors of guava, pineapple and vanilla bean.

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