Calera Chardonnay Central Coast
35 Ratings
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35 Ratings
Calera Chardonnay Central Coast

Wine Details

Vineyard

Calera Wine

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) The 2005 Central Coast Chardonnay displays a vibrant bouquet with bright ripe tropical fruit and lemon zest notes, accented with floral aromas of sweet white fruit blossoms. On the palate the wine is fruity and lively, its creamy texture is balanced with bright acidity and a touch of toasty oak.

Winemaker's Notes

In most years we make some Chardonnay barrels, which for one reason or another do not make it into the Central Coast Chardonnay bottling. With the 98 Central Coast Chardonnay, we did a particularly rigorous selection, in effect keeping 4,000 cases worth of potential Central Coast Chardonnay out of that bottling. We have combined and bottled those barrels as a newly named, and much less expensive Chardonnay, which we named El Nino. This new wine is, like the Central Coast Chardonnay, a 100% bar...

Vineyard

Calera Wine

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

In most years we make some Chardonnay barrels, which for one reason or another do not make it into the Central Coast Chardonnay bottling. With the 98 Central Coast Chardonnay, we did a particularly rigorous selection, in effect keeping 4,000 cases worth of potential Central Coast Chardonnay out of that bottling. We have combined and bottled those barrels as a newly named, and much less expensive Chardonnay, which we named El Nino. This new wine is, like the Central Coast Chardonnay, a 100% bar...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/00