Calera

Central Coast Chardonnay

8.8292 ratings
8.858 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.8

Tropical nose of sweet flowers and pineapple. Golden apple, lemon pie, and oak restraint add complexity. Let this one open and enjoy it evolve.

Tropical nose of sweet flowers and pineapple. Golden apple, lemon pie, and oak restraint add complexity. Let this one open and enjoy it evolve.

Aug 5th, 2017
Stacy Woods

Brilliant medium density yellow green. Medium complexity and medium intense aromas of pear, Apple blossom, lemon custard, and hazelnuts. A dry wine but tropical flavors coupled with a round glycerol viscosity leaves an impression of sweetness. Medium, juicy acid, full body, slight bitterness and a touch of astringency. High heat gives an immediate prickle on the lips 14.4%. Overall smooth texture with dense tropical fruit on the medium finish

Brilliant medium density yellow green. Medium complexity and medium intense aromas of pear, Apple blossom, lemon custard, and hazelnuts. A dry wine but tropical flavors coupled with a round glycerol viscosity leaves an impression of sweetness. Medium, juicy acid, full body, slight bitterness and a touch of astringency. High heat gives an immediate prickle on the lips 14.4%. Overall smooth texture with dense tropical fruit on the medium finish

5 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
Stacey Gibson

Almost feels old world, but alcohol level shows it's true home. Lots of acid, touch of hazelnut.

Almost feels old world, but alcohol level shows it's true home. Lots of acid, touch of hazelnut.

4 people found it helpfulJul 7th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

If I was having a nice upper middle class suburban dinner party, I would hope some guest has the decency to bring such a bottle.

If I was having a nice upper middle class suburban dinner party, I would hope some guest has the decency to bring such a bottle.

3 people found it helpfulAug 11th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

A blend of great vineyard sites

A blend of great vineyard sites

3 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Russell Stoner

Russell had this 5 years ago

Russell had this 5 years ago

2 people found it helpfulApr 8th, 2015
Tom Casagrande

Nice value in a balanced Cali Chardonnay. Nose has beautiful pear juice, a little char from the oak, but not too much, and a wet clay-like earthy note. Round and balanced in the mouth. Persistent finish. Comparable to a good Pouilly-Fuisse or Saint Veran.

Nice value in a balanced Cali Chardonnay. Nose has beautiful pear juice, a little char from the oak, but not too much, and a wet clay-like earthy note. Round and balanced in the mouth. Persistent finish. Comparable to a good Pouilly-Fuisse or Saint Veran.

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2018
Beau Carson

Oak and malo, but a great representation of region and winemaking.

Oak and malo, but a great representation of region and winemaking.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. Intense nose with pineapple and flowers, Concentrated fruit, great acidity, perfectly integrated oak and exceptional complexity for this price range. Very good length too.

2015 vintage. Intense nose with pineapple and flowers, Concentrated fruit, great acidity, perfectly integrated oak and exceptional complexity for this price range. Very good length too.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017
Fernando Fernandez

Nice Value

Nice Value

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2015