Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay 2012
Wine AdvocateShowing more tension and energy, the 2012 Chardonnay Mt. Harlan is an incredible effort that exudes ripe apple, white peach, white flowers and mint aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied and elegantly styled, the acidity is beautifully integrated, and the wine builds in richness and depth with time in the glass. Coming from limestone soils, 100% barrel-fermented and aged 10 months in 30% new French oak, it's a brilliant Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
VinousThe flagship 2012 Chardonnay Mt. Harlan is drop-dead gorgeous. Smoke, flint, white peach and pear notes burst from the glass in an energetic, vibrant Chardonnay loaded with intensity and class. The 2012 deftly balances texture and the transparency that is the hallmark of hillside vineyards. This is all class.
Wine SpectatorOffers ample flavors and good intensity, with apricot, smoky oak and tangerine notes that are pure and clean. Drink now through 2018.
Wine EnthusiastCaramel, oak and intensely ripe mango and peach flavors mark this Chardonnay. It's simple and straightforward, but pleasant drinking.