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2017 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay

2017 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay

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SKU: CL17CCCH

In 1975, legendary vintner and pioneer Josh Jensen founded Calera (Spanish for “lime kiln”) high in the Gavilan Mountains of California’s majestic Central Coast. In the four decades since, Calera has helped establish the Central Coast as one of the New World’s most exciting wine regions, while earning acclaim as one of California’s iconic wineries. Sourced from some of the appellation’s finest vineyards, the Calera Central Coast Chardonnay has become a benchmark for the region, balancing lush richness with beautiful minerality and bright citrus flavors.

Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 100% Chardonnay; Cooperage: 95% French oak, 5% stainless steel, 10% new oak, 10% second vintage, 80% neutral; 100% malolactic fermentation
Winemaker Notes
Vibrant and inviting, this wine captures the essence of Chardonnay grown on the cool, windswept Central Coast. Aromas of apricot, sweet hay and green apple leap from the glass. On the palate, deeper layers of fresh baked apple pie and anise emerge, with refreshing acidity and hints of subtle French oak carrying the flavors to a pure, radiant finish.
Production
The season began with one of the wettest winters in memory, followed by a warm spring that led to a well-timed budbreak. The warm, sunny weather continued throughout summer, providing ideal growing conditions. After a significant Labor Day heat spike led us to harvest a few of our earlierripening sites, a perfectly timed cooldown in late summer and early fall provided additional hangtime for the rest of the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness. While overall yields were down slightly in 2017, the quality is excellent.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Central Coast
Harvest Date
September 26 - October 19, 2017
Sugar
24.5° Brix at harvest
Acid
0.74 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.30
Aging
16 months in barrel
Fermentation
24 days fermentation at 60°F
Alcohol %
14.5

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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

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