Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2013
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.
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.
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.