2014 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay (Previously $19) SKU #1256564

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DC 92 WE 92 JD 90
VN 90 WS 90
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  • Steve Bearden
    By: Steve Bearden
    6/9/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    A tad richer than past vintages but still one of the freshest and most palate cleansing whites of its style made in California. This is lively and balanced with a fruit packed middle of spiced apple and honeydew melon and a long, clean finish of citrus and mineral.
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    5/25/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Lemon custard, pineapple, kumquat and tangerine drive straight into a waxy and rich, yet balanced finish. This wine is an absolute steal at $17.99 - I have a strong feeling this wine is going to take off once it gains some traction here.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    5/25/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Here is a classic California Chardonnay. This wine has exhilarating aromas of honeysuckle, pear and green apple, with hints of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is crisp and medium-bodied, with lively fruit and a refreshing, long, lingering finish.
  • Ryan Moses
    By: Ryan Moses
    5/25/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Aromas of gentle citrus notes pair with a white stone minerality that screams Cote de Beaune. The palate balances bright acidity with terrific weight and definition that comes from a deft hand in the vineyard. Only 10% new oak is used here (succinctly detailed on the bottle alongside of technique and vineyard sources) and the result is a silky, seamless, and balanced chardonnay that's great right out of the gate and would cost three times as much if it comes from Burgundy. A bit of a "wow" wine for me, regardless of the price. Extremely well done.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    5/25/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Having just returned from Burgundy the 2014 Calera central Coast Chardonnay is very reminiscent of a nice village-to-1er Cru level Chablis. A great floral nose is followed by a crisp palate of green apples, citrus and wets stone notes. Fabulous vibrancy mixes deftly with good acidity and beautiful fruit notes. This is easily the best Calera Central Coast Chardonnay I have tasted and is a top value!
    Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2018

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