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2020 Calera Chardonnay "Eden Rift Vineyard"

Calera 2020 Eden Rift Vineyard Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Eden Rift Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Cienega Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 110

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 23, 2023

Wine Review: This straw-colored Chardonnay from Calera opens with mild lemon tea and vanilla oak bouquet with hints of butter, banana, and poached pear. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is an oak influenced baked pear and banana blend with notes light lemon and cashew. We also detected hints of cucumber and flint. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Chard with chicken francese, halibut stuffed with crab or with a lobster bisque. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Located 2 miles from our Mt. Harlan Estate, the limestone-rich soils of the historic Eden Rift Vineyard produced a sleek and graceful Chardonnay with enticing tropical and citrus aromas. On the palate, flavors of green apple, Key lime and tropical fruits are framed by energetic acidity, with hints of jasmine and muscat emerging on the long, dynamic finish.

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