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2021 Calera Chenin Blanc "Santa Ynez Valley"

Calera 2021 Chenin Blanc

Winery: Calera

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Santa Ynez Valley"

Wine Category: Chenin Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Chenin Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 180

KWG Score: 93.6 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: March 24, 2023

Wine Review: This pale gold colored Chenin Blanc from Calera opens with an apple cider, lemon, and tangerine bouquet with hints of apricot and green melon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is creamy, bright, mouthwatering, and fresh. The flavor profile is green apple, saline, and lime zest blend with notes of chalky minerality. We also detected some hints of grapefruit and chamomile tea. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity last for a very long time. The Tasting Panel would pair this Chenin with a hot summer day. With food, we would pair it with cherrystones or raw oysters. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This elegant and beautifully aromatic Chenin Blanc displays an enticing bouquet of sweet lemongrass, crisp green apple and savory dried sage. On the palate, a lovely mouthcoating texture and tantalizing acid-driven energy add poise and purity to lively flavors of Bosc pear and zesty citrus, all of which culminate in a bright, fresh finish.

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