Ceritas

Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Chardonnay

9.234 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

This wine always carries a distinct signature of yellow tree fruit, a damp earthiness, and an almost saline-like minerality underlining the wine. Also, texturally I find this to be the most rich of the Ceritas line-up, approaching an oily like mouthfeel but always balanced its acid. The vintage also seemed to express a little more cut than I remember, it’s driving along the palate beginning to end. The 2014 is showing great, beginning to uncoil and reveal it’s true nuance. White WOTN for me

This wine always carries a distinct signature of yellow tree fruit, a damp earthiness, and an almost saline-like minerality underlining the wine. Also, texturally I find this to be the most rich of the Ceritas line-up, approaching an oily like mouthfeel but always balanced its acid. The vintage also seemed to express a little more cut than I remember, it’s driving along the palate beginning to end. The 2014 is showing great, beginning to uncoil and reveal it’s true nuance. White WOTN for me

Sep 14th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

All secondary flavors, some tea, acid and lemon peel.

All secondary flavors, some tea, acid and lemon peel.

Dec 7th, 2017
Alicia Cypress

I don't think there are too many California chardonnays that can top this. I know of one or two that may rival it, but Ceritas keeps churning out beautifully acidic chard!

I don't think there are too many California chardonnays that can top this. I know of one or two that may rival it, but Ceritas keeps churning out beautifully acidic chard!

Dec 28th, 2016
Eric Urbani

Fine to drink now, fine to drink years from now

Fine to drink now, fine to drink years from now

Nov 13th, 2016
Matt Lasater

Found this to be the most Burgundian of the flight. Mineral, yellow orchard fruits, richer and round texture but not overly heavy.

Found this to be the most Burgundian of the flight. Mineral, yellow orchard fruits, richer and round texture but not overly heavy.

Jul 26th, 2016
Chris Tanghe

Crystalline Chardonnay

Crystalline Chardonnay

Jun 5th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Sleek, spicy, creamy Santa Cruz Chardonnay. Some oak but I might not have noticed if not tasted just after great Chablis.

Sleek, spicy, creamy Santa Cruz Chardonnay. Some oak but I might not have noticed if not tasted just after great Chablis.

Mar 26th, 2016
Michael L S

Savory notes mix with citrus and mineral. Excellent acidity. Very fine.

Savory notes mix with citrus and mineral. Excellent acidity. Very fine.

Nov 5th, 2018
Justin Wittkopf

Unfortunately flawed. White yeasty particulate matter throughout and cloudy. Bitter flavor. :(

Unfortunately flawed. White yeasty particulate matter throughout and cloudy. Bitter flavor. :(

Jun 9th, 2018
Eric Manago

Lemon zest and honeysuckle. Zippy and acidic. Giving the other bottles a lot more time.

Lemon zest and honeysuckle. Zippy and acidic. Giving the other bottles a lot more time.

Apr 7th, 2018