2016 Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay

14.5% alc., 1,800 cases, $50. Vines planted in 1984 and 1998. Aged 15 months on the lees in French oak barrels, 30% new, 20% second vintage and 60% neutral. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. The nose is flat out gorgeous, featuring aromas of white peach, honey, buttery brioche and dried seaweed. Very satisfying flavor intensity and length, in a riper, full-bodied style with luscious flavors of Golden Delicious apple and lemon. One doesn’t think oak at all when drinking this wine. An under appreciated offering from Calera more known for Pinot Noir. Score: 93. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
From article: Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay