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Calera Central Coast Chardonnay, 2015, California, USA 75cl

Calera


Dry white wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Chardonnay from Central Coast, California, USA. 14.4% ABV. Vegan

Delightful notes of hibiscus, pineapple and citrus. Wonderfully integrated and balanced flavours of Fuji apple and lemon chiffon. Soft, round, sensuous mouthfeel with a nice bright sweet-tart personality. A delicious wine all around.

Tasting notes from Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2015 Chardonnay, which is labeled as the Fortieth Anniversary Vintage, has a ripe, yet classy and balanced style to go with lots of spiced orchard fruits, honeysuckle, and brioche aromas and flavors. It has beautifully sweet fruit, nicely integrated acidity and clean finish, all of which make it a smoking good Chardonnay that will drink nicely for 2-3 years." 90/100 Points

Producer Profile Calera

Calera’s wines truly express the sense of place. Rather than follow the recommended path, Josh Jensen became a pioneer in search of the perfect spot on the globe to grow grapes. Taking his cue from the great domaines of Burgundy which have grown grapes in limestone soil for centuries, he set out in search of the perfect spot in California to create wines unique to the world but in the style of the greatest wines of France. Site selection was vital as he ventured off the grid to plant on the site of an old limekiln in the Gavilan Mountains of California. Today Calera wines still express that pioneer spirit and are revered the world over. 

Food pairing recommendation

Meat dish: Gazpacho With Bacon And Avocado or Yoghurt Marinated Apricot Chicken Skewers

Vegan dish: Aubergine Katsu

Vendor: Calera