Central Coast Chardonnay: Ripeness and Zest

This ripe region yields wines to please all palates

Calera Central Coast Chardonnay Vineyard - credit: Calera
Calera Wine Company Chardonnay vineyard (credit: Calera)

For Tasting Panel Magazine, I recently tasted a slew of 2014 and 2015 Central Coast Chardonnays in broad release. The best were ripe but not overt, and I was especially grateful for those made with ambient yeasts and minimal handling to preserve freshness.

Find my reviews in the magazine’s digital edition, or read this one-page PDF.

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