Ceritas

Marena Chardonnay

9.165 ratings
9.224 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Alanna Lucas (Nantucket Wine & Spirits)

Cali Chard is not (usually) my wine of choice but in walked 🚶🏽‍♂️Ceritas. This has that minerality I love in a Chardonnay (umm, Chablis lover right here 🙋🏻‍♀️). A squeeze of lemon, twist of orange peel and that stony minerality😍

Cali Chard is not (usually) my wine of choice but in walked 🚶🏽‍♂️Ceritas. This has that minerality I love in a Chardonnay (umm, Chablis lover right here 🙋🏻‍♀️). A squeeze of lemon, twist of orange peel and that stony minerality😍

May 25th, 2019
Eric Urbani

Great intro to Ceritas if you are new to John Raytek’s wines.

Great intro to Ceritas if you are new to John Raytek’s wines.

Jan 19th, 2019
Will Costello MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

9.2

Great acid backbone with the sweetness of the Cali fruit starting to show a bit more. These are slow to evolve so I’d say it’s in a solid place.

Great acid backbone with the sweetness of the Cali fruit starting to show a bit more. These are slow to evolve so I’d say it’s in a solid place.

Dec 30th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.7

Lemon peel, white flowers, some morning citrus fruit. Lots of acid, not much body. Was good with whole fish and raw vegetables.

Lemon peel, white flowers, some morning citrus fruit. Lots of acid, not much body. Was good with whole fish and raw vegetables.

Jun 4th, 2018
Michael Morris

Wine Director The Park Café

9.2

Electric fruit with well integrated oak. A rare Cali Chardonnay that entices you back for a second glass

Electric fruit with well integrated oak. A rare Cali Chardonnay that entices you back for a second glass

Feb 11th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

While Cali Chardonnay is not usually where I find my happy place, this is pretty damn drinkable. There's an engaging tension for me, lots of rich but not over ripe fruit for the cali-chardophiles. Makes everyone happy.

While Cali Chardonnay is not usually where I find my happy place, this is pretty damn drinkable. There's an engaging tension for me, lots of rich but not over ripe fruit for the cali-chardophiles. Makes everyone happy.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2017
Michael L S

Loads of lemon/ citrus. Oak is invisible. Riper end of Ceritas chards. Some fleshy texture sandwiched between the citrus and the acid that's on the finish. Delicious and refreshing chard. Even better than my first bottle.

Loads of lemon/ citrus. Oak is invisible. Riper end of Ceritas chards. Some fleshy texture sandwiched between the citrus and the acid that's on the finish. Delicious and refreshing chard. Even better than my first bottle.

Jun 21st, 2017
Vinny Eng

Celebrating Lulu McAllister's final service at Nopa. Godspeed, veritas en ceritas!

Celebrating Lulu McAllister's final service at Nopa. Godspeed, veritas en ceritas!

Jan 4th, 2017
Michael L S

Very tasty. With neutral oak and bright, citrusy acidity comes through. Crisp and linear.

Very tasty. With neutral oak and bright, citrusy acidity comes through. Crisp and linear.

Dec 25th, 2016
Eric Urbani

Another great one from Ceritas !

Another great one from Ceritas !

Jul 4th, 2016