A solid example of how an unabashedly Californian, ripe, rich style of Chardonnay can still stay away from cloying and cartoonishly over-the-top territory if executed well. The 10% of new oak is very well integrated. Still not totally my preferred style of Chardonnay due to the level of ripeness and lower acid but quite good for what it is. Pours a medium (-)/medium intensity yellow-gold hue. Medium/medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apple, poached pear, fresh brioche, coconut and baking spice, a bit of dairy malolactic character, and a slight wet stone note.
On the palate, the wine is soft and shows more ripe yellow apple, poached peach, ripe muskmelon, fresh brioche, and a bit of fresh coconut, plus a slight marzipan character.
Medium/medium (+) acid, medium body with round texture, dry, high alcohol that has a slight bit of heat to it. Have never had any Calera wines before but this was a decent intro to the producer for a relatively good value given their pedigree. — 17 days ago
Nose is oak and honey. On the palate you get oaky vanilla and honey with a touch of citrus and a mineral backbone. The finish continues the mineral notes with moderate plus acid pushing through. This is a compact and solid chard. — 9 days ago
12’ Singuis Loner W12 -a Chardonnay. Thoroughly enjoy this. Carmel popcorn, banana foster & whip cream with a slice of acidity. Complexity aside... we enjoyed drinking this. Certainly can’t recall drinking Chardonnay that quite taste like this. ￼Simplistic & enjoyable. Cheers! Drink them up!! — 2 days ago
This stainless-steel-fermented wine offers a curiously herbal aroma of lemon verbena, with a bit of wet slate and fresh-cut honeydew. As expected, the flavors are steely at first, with fruit flavors of ripe pear and lemon emerging in the midpalate, winding up on a distinctly tart apple-skin finish. Delicious! — 5 days ago
The first of a great line up of wines at SingleThread Restaurant in Healdsburg (CA).
Those guys in my opinion are worthy of 3 stars when the Michelin guide will release their official US ratings next week.
As for the wine - one of the best domestic sparklers I've ever had! — 12 days ago
An amazing white wine that lizzi and I enjoyed. A gift from our engagement party. Buttery and clean — 2 days ago
Love this. Buttery and oaky just like I like. I don’t know all the technical wine connoisseur terms I just know what I like. And this was even better given that it was on sale at Trader Joe’s for $12.99!!! — 11 days ago