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2021 Calera Chardonnay "Central Coast"

Calera 2021 Central Coast Chardonnay

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Central Coast"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Central Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $28

Cases produced: 13,000

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: July 30, 2023

Wine Review: This translucent and deep yellow colored Chardonnay opens with a fragrant pineapple, oak, and Bartlett pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round, rich and concentrated. The flavor profile is an oak influenced, pineapple and orange zest blend with notes of lemon. I also detected some hints of stony minerality and ginger. The finish is dry and nicely refreshing. I would pair this Chard with a pan-seared halibut with a lemon butter sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Both lively and alluring, this impeccably balanced Chardonnay shows its cool-climate coastal roots with tantalizing aromas of zesty green apple, summer grass and mango. On the palate, energetic acidity adds poise and polish to the vibrant citrus flavors of orange and lemon that linger throughout a long, bright finish.

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