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2020 Calera Chardonnay "Central Coast"

Calera 2020 Central Coast Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Coast"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $26

Cases produced: 3,020

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: December 26, 2022

Wine Review: This translucent and white gold colored Chardonnay from Calera opens with a fragrant pineapple and ripe Bartlett pear bouquet with hints of oak and Meyer lemon. On the palate, this wine medium bodied with plus acidity. The mouthfeel is round and bright. The flavor profile is a lemon and pear blend with notes of tangerine, vanilla, and oak. I also detected hints of ginger and pineapple. The finish is dry and very refreshing for a Chard. I would pair this Chard with chicken picatta. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Crafted using grapes from a handful of the finest Central Coast vineyards, this captivating cool-climate Chardonnay reveals beautiful ripe peach aromas, as well as layers of Meyer lemon, cedar, orange zest and fresh alfalfa. The vibrant citrus and stone fruit notes are echoed on the palate, where they are framed by bright acidity and a silky texture that carries the flavors to a long, impeccably balanced finish.

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