2016 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay

14.4% alc., pH 3.42, TA 0.67, 13,416 cases, $25. Sourced from eight of the Central Coast’s finest vineyards including Sierra Madre, Bien Nacido, Lone Oak, Laetitia, Talley and Pedregal. Average harvest Brix 24.5º. Barrel fermented, native yeasts, 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 10 months without racking in French oak barrels, 10% new, 90% neutral. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Well-appointed scents of lemon, lemongrass, yellow applesauce and melon. Slightly viscous in the mouth with pleasing flavors of lemon, yellow apple and biscuit. Streamlined, with energetic acidity and oak way in the background. Score: 90. Reviewed February 23, 2019

Winery: Calera Wine Co.
From article: Recent Tastings of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay