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2010 Calera Chardonnay Mt. Harlan (750ml)
Producer: Calera Wine Company calerawine.com
Appellation: Mt Harlan - California - United States (AVA)
Type: white
Varietal: Chardonnay
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$32.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: February 21, 2013 , from a member
92 points "Color: bright; Aromas: mineral, buttery, floral, woody; Sweetness: dry; Finish: persistent; A beautiful creamy, toasty vanilla with pear and just a touch of oak...delicious!" Best 2013-2015
rated: August 15, 2011 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
90 points "Vivid yellow-gold. Musky aromas of pear skin, fresh pineapple and lees are lifted by a spicy nuance. Dry, juicy and expansive, with intense flavors of citrus and orchard fruits, anise and iodine. Shows a suave blend of richness and vivacity and finishes smoky, spicy and long. There's something vaguely Meursault-like going on here. (8/ 2011) " Best -2014
rated: August 15, 2011 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
93 points "The 2010 Chardonnay Mt. Harlan shows the pedigree these hillside sites planted in 1984 and 1998 are capable of. This is a beautifully balanced, harmonious wine that captures the exuberant side of Chardonnay in its expressive tropical fruit, buttery notes and spices, while never losing its essential minerality, focus and drive. The 2010 shows fabulous freshness all the way through to the finish. I loved it. This is yet another great showing from Calera. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. These five 2010 whites from Calera are superb. The entry-level bottlings offer tremendous value, while the higher-end selections are every bit as compelling in their respective categories. These fabulous, unique wines are well worth seeking out. (August 2011)" Best 2012-2018