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Calera 40th Anniversary Central Coast Chardonnay 2015

$19.99

SKU 09091

750ml

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Producing great wine is our number one priority and very simply put, there are no compromises. There was no question in Josh Jensen's mind that he would plant his first grapes on limestone-rich soil, and so began his quest to find the perfect site to produce a California wine to rival the best French burgundies. This site turned out to be a barely accessible mountainside in the central part of the state, but now more than 35 years later and in spite of prevailing opinion that Pinot Noir grapes could not be successfully grown in the U.S., Calera is a symbol of perseverance and grace, and remains a true pioneer in California Pinot Noir.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastAlthough the challenging vintage resulted in just a half-ton per acre of Chardonnay in this dry appellation (a third of its normal yield), this wine is fantastic. Flinty and smoky aromas lead to Gala apple, white peach and lemon peel on the nose, while the palate combines salt, grapefruit pith and seared apple flavors. A sharp line of acidity brings it all into balance.

Matt Kettmann, July 1, 2017