Calera

Central Coast Chardonnay

8.959 ratings
8.916 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
Austin Beeman

Pure UR-Chardonnay. A pleasant density to the flavors and fruit. $25 Retail.

Pure UR-Chardonnay. A pleasant density to the flavors and fruit. $25 Retail.

May 21st, 2017
Mike Steffel

Just seems off tonight. getting a paraffin wax taste?

Just seems off tonight. getting a paraffin wax taste?

Jan 13th, 2017
Grant Simpson

Love this wine, rich, elegant, not sure there is anything better in price range

Love this wine, rich, elegant, not sure there is anything better in price range

Nov 19th, 2016
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I am enjoying a Chardonnay from the Central Coast of California. The 2014 Calera Chardonnay.

On the nose I get white peach, passionfruit, mandarin orange, citrus fruits, creamy vanilla, and oak.

The first sip and the first thing that hits you up front is the steely minerality, lemon curd, peach, cream brulee, pie crust, chamomile, chalk and wet flint rock.

There is sharp crisp acidity and a clean long finish. A nice clean Chardonnay that is very enjoyable.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Tonight I am enjoying a Chardonnay from the Central Coast of California. The 2014 Calera Chardonnay.

On the nose I get white peach, passionfruit, mandarin orange, citrus fruits, creamy vanilla, and oak.

The first sip and the first thing that hits you up front is the steely minerality, lemon curd, peach, cream brulee, pie crust, chamomile, chalk and wet flint rock.

There is sharp crisp acidity and a clean long finish. A nice clean Chardonnay that is very enjoyable.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷

Aug 19th, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.2

I really liked this, but I've always had a soft spot for (well done) Cali chard. Ripe, nutty, some sweet butter, so so delicious

I really liked this, but I've always had a soft spot for (well done) Cali chard. Ripe, nutty, some sweet butter, so so delicious

Jul 5th, 2016
Sean Genn

The 2014 is probably the best I've had of this wine. A blend of great central coast vineyard sights. Only %10 new oak really lets the fruit shine. Great value for the money.

The 2014 is probably the best I've had of this wine. A blend of great central coast vineyard sights. Only %10 new oak really lets the fruit shine. Great value for the money.

Jun 22nd, 2016
WineMascot

2014, wow for under 20??? And I know this gets used a lot but very Burgundian in style. Clean and precise, great notes of white flower and kiss of green apple. Cheers

2014, wow for under 20??? And I know this gets used a lot but very Burgundian in style. Clean and precise, great notes of white flower and kiss of green apple. Cheers

Apr 22nd, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

Over delivers per usual. Medium bodied, slightly more mineral and more understated malo influence than 2013.

Over delivers per usual. Medium bodied, slightly more mineral and more understated malo influence than 2013.

Feb 13th, 2016
Ichiro Kawachi

Pineapple!

Pineapple!

Dec 30th, 2018