2021 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast

Chardonnay - 750ML
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VN 90

Vinous, November 2023

The 2021 Chardonnay (Central Coast) is a very pretty entry-level offering. Lemon peel, white flowers and light tropical accents all grace this mid-weight, understated Chardonnay from Calera. The 2021 is pure class, not to...
WE 90

Wine Enthusiast, July 2023

This appellation cuvée hits all the classic Chardonnay notes, starting with buttered stonefruit and coconut-flake aromas. Ample acidity and texture frame the familiar peach and brioche flavors of the palate. MATT KETTMANN


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2021 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast, a true gem from the sun-kissed vineyards of California. This elegant white wine showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the renowned Calera winery, known for their dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality and character. With its vibrant flavors and impeccable structure, this Chardonnay is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

In the glass, this Chardonnay displays a radiant golden hue that shimmers with a luminous brilliance. The nose is immediately greeted by enticing aromas of buttered stonefruit and delicate coconut flakes, creating an alluring bouquet that is both seductive and inviting. As the wine unfolds on the palate, one is met with a symphony of flavors that are both familiar and enchanting. Juicy peach and ripe brioche dance gracefully across the tongue, their harmonious interplay creating a truly memorable tasting experience.

What sets this Chardonnay apart is its impeccable balance and structure. The acidity is lively and refreshing, adding a vibrant energy to the wine that keeps the palate engaged from the first sip to the last. The texture is sumptuous and velvety, caressing the senses with its luxurious mouthfeel. These elements come together to create a wine that is both rich and elegant, with a remarkable depth and complexity that lingers long after each sip.

Awarded an impressive score of 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, this appellation cuvée is a testament to the skill and artistry of the winemaker. It embodies the essence of the Central Coast, capturing the unique terroir and expressing it through the lens of the Chardonnay grape. With an alcohol percentage of 14.5%, it showcases the ripeness and intensity that can be achieved in this region.

The 2021 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast is a true masterpiece, deserving of a place in any wine lover's collection. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delectable seafood dish, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Uncork a bottle and allow yourself to be transported to the sun-drenched vineyards of California with each sip.