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2013 Calcareous Chardonnay "Paso Robles"

Winery: Calcareous

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Paso Robles"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Paso Robles

State or country: CA

Price: $32

Cases produced: 390

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Average Virtual Score: 95 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 29, 2015

Wine Review: This bright yellow colored Chardonnay from Paso Robles opens with a pear bouquet with a hint of faint lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, slightly acidic and has a round mouthfeel that nicely coats the mouth. The flavor profile is a gentle butterscotch with notes of ripe Bartlett pear. I also detected a hint of oak and pineapple. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This wine would pair well with chicken and wild mushroom ravioli is a light butter cream sauce. Enjoy

Winemaker Notes: Exhibits a bright golden color and rich nose of spring blossoms, creamy peach and wet stone minerality. On the palate, flavors of bright citrus play with honey roasted almond and richly toasted oak. The combination of oak and stainless fermentation pairs hints of buttery richness with bright acidity. These combinations of flavors allow this to be a perfect food pairing wine for a full range of courses, from full flavored cheeses, grilled fish, roast chicken or even spicy Thai dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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