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Calera Chardonnay Central Coast 2016

There are certainly regional differences in Chardonnays produced in the USA but the paramount definer of any individual wine is the intent of the winemaker. The delicacy of chardonnay offers a canvas onto which a winemaker can impress a wide variety of fragrances and flavours through the vinification techniques he chooses. I describe first the core fragrances and flavours then the most common nuances associated with these wines as they are made in America. Fragrances of the grape are apple and apple blossom, citrics but most often lemon and floral notes especially acacia. Winemakers can and do often impart vanilla, butter, which give a sense of intensity, and peanut brittle. The core flavours are apple again, pear, fig, melons and, once again, citrics most often grapefruit or lemon though here is mostly zest not juice. The winemaking can add texture and creaminess building the wine’s richness.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Winestreet Spirit-north Oak
North Oaks
651-483-1767

Brightwines.com
North Saint Paul
651-748-0793

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Haskell's - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-714-4188

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