Calera Central Coast Chardonnay, 2016, California, USA
Dry white wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Chardonnay from Central Coast, California, USA. 14.4% ABV. Vegan
Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of jasmine, vanilla bean and passion fruit rise from the glass revealing this wine’s charm. On the beautifully fruit-driven palate, layers of green apple, grapefruit and pineapple are framed by subtle oak and a refreshing acidity that carry the flavors to a bright, focused finish.
Tasting notes from Decanter - 92pts
"Full of dried tropical fruits on the nose. Rounded texture on the palate, rich and ripe, with notes of fresh juicy pineapple and candied peel followed by a fresh and lifted finish. Excellent" 92/100 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.