Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2015 - NJWineSeller
Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2015
SKU: 17275

Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2015

  • jd96
  • v92
  • we91
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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Mt. Harlan
Brand Calera
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Star fruit, cherimoya, white peach, honeysuckle and Bosc pear aromas waft from this 2015 Mt Harlan Chardonnay… soft flavors of Honeycrisp apple, sandalwood, soft caramel, lemon custard, mineral and chestnut give a succulent, expansive, mouth-coating, gently tart mouthfeel. This wine is concentrated, generous, deep and lingering with a beautiful richness that develops further with time in the glass and offers a long life ahead in the cellar.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96

On another level and a beautiful Chardonnay that does everything right, the 2015 Chardonnay Mt Harlan comes from limestone soils and spent 14 months in 30% new French oak. It has an incredible salinity as well as notes of citrus, tart apples, orange blossom and toasted bread. Clean, crisp and laser focused on the palate, yet with fruit and depth, it's a dead ringer for a Grand Cru White Burgundy. It will be even better in another 6-12 months, and keep through 2025.

July 18, 2017
  • v92

The 2015 Chardonnay (Mt. Harlan) is rich, voluptuous and beautifully textured. Candied lemon peel, white flowers and mint are front and center. The richness of the vintage comes through, but the Mt. Harlan Chardonnay clearly has the frame and overall structure to handle it.

Antonio Galloni, August 2017
Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Although the challenging vintage resulted in just a half-ton per acre of Chardonnay in this dry appellation (a third of its normal yield), this wine is fantastic. Flinty and smoky aromas lead to Gala apple, white peach and lemon peel on the nose, while the palate combines salt, grapefruit pith and seared apple flavors. A sharp line of acidity brings it all into balance.

Matt Kettmann, July 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

A focused and refined white, with hints of chamomile to the white cherry, elderflower and white peach flavors. The crisp finish is filled with notes of dried green herbs. Drink now through 2020.

Kim Marcus, June 15, 2017