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Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2013 (375ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Saman Hosseini Delectable Pro

Writer Maison Abattoir

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.

8.7

Fernando Fernandez Delectable Pro

Nice Value

Nice Value

8.6

Stacy Woods Delectable Pro

Brilliant, shiny, even concentration of medium straw yellow. Restrained primary fruit, lemon meringue, fresh cut hay, white flowers, ginger and biscuit, lactic. Full body, medium plus, juicy acidity, slight saline, high alcohol 14.3% throws a slight burn on the palate. Medium complexity, concentration, well balanced, medium refreshing, lemon zest finish with a creamy mouthfeel

Brilliant, shiny, even concentration of medium straw yellow. Restrained primary fruit, lemon meringue, fresh cut hay, white flowers, ginger and biscuit, lactic. Full body, medium plus, juicy acidity, slight saline, high alcohol 14.3% throws a slight burn on the palate. Medium complexity, concentration, well balanced, medium refreshing, lemon zest finish with a creamy mouthfeel

8.6

Charlie Abbott Delectable Pro

Sommelier Casa Mono

Prototypical Cali chard

Prototypical Cali chard

8.7

Nathan Claiborn Delectable Pro

At the winery this morning.

At the winery this morning.

8.8

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Leaning heavier on the cream and new world style for this vintage.

Leaning heavier on the cream and new world style for this vintage.

8.9

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Not sure what's more beautiful - the wine or the view.

Not sure what's more beautiful - the wine or the view.

JJ Lumia

Wow. This was good before and even better after some aging. Still clean and crisp. Lots of acid and minerality. Bursting with flavors of melon, lemon, and apple. A former WS Top 100. May have underrated before.

Wow. This was good before and even better after some aging. Still clean and crisp. Lots of acid and minerality. Bursting with flavors of melon, lemon, and apple. A former WS Top 100. May have underrated before.

9.3

Steve Haro

One of the best values out there. High quality.

One of the best values out there. High quality.

9.2

Erik Nordman Delectable Pro

A solid example of how an unabashedly Californian, ripe, rich style of Chardonnay can still stay away from cloying and cartoonishly over-the-top territory if executed well. The 10% of new oak is very well integrated. Still not totally my preferred style of Chardonnay due to the level of ripeness and lower acid but quite good for what it is. Pours a medium (-)/medium intensity yellow-gold hue. Medium/medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apple, poached pear, fresh brioche, coconut and baking spice, a bit of dairy malolactic character, and a slight wet stone note. On the palate, the wine is soft and shows more ripe yellow apple, poached peach, ripe muskmelon, fresh brioche, and a bit of fresh coconut, plus a slight marzipan character. Medium/medium (+) acid, medium body with round texture, dry, high alcohol that has a slight bit of heat to it. Have never had any Calera wines before but this was a decent intro to the producer for a relatively good value given their pedigree.

A solid example of how an unabashedly Californian, ripe, rich style of Chardonnay can still stay away from cloying and cartoonishly over-the-top territory if executed well. The 10% of new oak is very well integrated. Still not totally my preferred style of Chardonnay due to the level of ripeness and lower acid but quite good for what it is. Pours a medium (-)/medium intensity yellow-gold hue. Medium/medium (+) concentration of aromatics of ripe yellow apple, poached pear, fresh brioche, coconut and baking spice, a bit of dairy malolactic character, and a slight wet stone note. On the palate, the wine is soft and shows more ripe yellow apple, poached peach, ripe muskmelon, fresh brioche, and a bit of fresh coconut, plus a slight marzipan character. Medium/medium (+) acid, medium body with round texture, dry, high alcohol that has a slight bit of heat to it. Have never had any Calera wines before but this was a decent intro to the producer for a relatively good value given their pedigree.

8.9

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    New York, NY 10010

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