Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2013


SKU 00714


Beautiful ripe peach, star fruit and pink rose notes waft from this smooth and flavorful 2013 Central Coast Chardonnay. Flavors of tropical fruits, honey crisp apple, nectarine, honeydew melon and hints of sweet oak accent the soft, velvety texture and continue through a delicious, lingering round, bright finish.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastThe nose on this wine from nine vineyards ranging from Santa Clara to Santa Barbara reflects much of what the large appellation offers, but in subtle ways: touches of Golden Delicious apples, grilled pineapple, toasted coconut and chalk. The flavors surround a Meyer lemon zest tension, with apple flesh fruits and a zesty acidity that holds throughout without biting.

Matt Kettmann, March 1, 2015
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorClean, pure and juicy, offering a refreshing mix of ripe pear, apple and melon flavors, shaded by a chalky minerality and followed by a long lingering finish. Drink now. 13,929 cases made.

James Laube, July 31, 2015
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay is a beauty that represents a smokin' value in Chardonnay. Clean, crisp and classic, with good richness in its white flowers, buttered apple, lemon curd and brioche aromas and flavors, this terrific white is medium-bodied and elegant, with excellent purity and precision on the palate. Buy it by the case and drink bottles over the coming 2-4 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015