(2013 Vintage) A brilliant Chardonnay, Calera's 2013 Chardonnay Mt Harlan, which was harvested September 18 to October 1, comes from miniscule yields of 1.16 tons per acre and spent 10 months in 30% new French oak. It has a White Burgundy-like minerality to go with terrific white currants, white peach, buttered citrus, brioche and hints of almond. Medium-bodied, vibrant and fresh, it has building richness, yet stays light, crisp and clean, with a terrific finish. This is a serious Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/07
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 141 on Jun-02
Wine Spectator(1998 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/02
Wine Enthusiast(2000 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast