Greatest Values In Cali Chardonnay & Pinot Noir: Calera
Calera is one of the greatest wineries in California today. Located in the Central Coast with a home base around Mt Harlan, Calera not only was a pioneer of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir but today is still one of the leading producers in the state. The past three vintages for Calera have been monumental to say the least. The praise throughout the wine world for the quality of wines produced by founder Josh Jensen and his team has been nothing less than stellar.
That being said, the demand for Calera has once again sky-rocketed with wines selling out immediately upon release. The GOOD thing here is that all the attention and clamoring for the wines has not swayed Jensen and company in changing their pricing structure. The Central Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are still two of the Greatest Values in California today!
These are world-class wines that are affordable and obtainable!
“...these current and upcoming releases are deserving of serious attention...
• Calera's 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast is super-impressive, especially for the money. A textured, inviting wine, the 2011 boasts gorgeous depth and tons of finesse. Deeply expressive varietal notes wrap around the creamy finish.
• The 2011 Chardonnay Mt. Harlan bursts from the glass with expressive apricots, peaches, crushed rocks, French oak and spices. Rich yet weightless, the 2011 is striking from the very first taste. Once again, Calera's Mt. Harlan Chardonnay is world-class.
• Calera's 2011 Pinot Noir Central Coast wafts from the glass with freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries and mint...The tense, saline finish laced with pretty floral and spiced notes is lovely.” Antonio Galloni, the Wine Advocate 12/12.