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2020 Calera Chardonnay "Mt Harlan"

Calera 2020 Mt. Harlan Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Mt Harlan"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Mt. Harlan

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 1,164

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: December 13, 2022

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay opens with a fragrant ripe bartlett pear bouquet with hints of oak, pineapple, and lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, round, dense and concentrated. The flavor profile is an oak influenced apple with notes of fig and banana. I also detected hints of pineapple and quince. The finish is dry, and its rich flavors linger and last for a very long time. I would pair this Chard with sherry laced lobster bisque. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Grown high on the limestone-rich soils of Mt. Harlan, this beautifully aromatic wine displays enticing layers of Honeycrisp apple, peach, and fresh brioche. The apple and stone fruit layers are echoed on the lush, mouthcoating palate, with undercurrents of cedar, wet stone and spice adding nuance and complexity to a long, resonant finish.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Calera 2020 Mt. Harlan Chardonnay.

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