"A brilliant Chardonnay, Calera's 2013 Chardonnay Mt Harlan, which was harvested September 18 to October 1, comes from miniscule yields of 1.16 tons per acre and spent 10 months in 30% new French oak. It has a White Burgundy-like minerality to go with terrific white currants, white peach, buttered citrus, brioche and hints of almond. Medium-bodied, vibrant and fresh, it has building richness, yet stays light, crisp and clean, with a terrific finish. This is a serious Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years." –August 2015
"Almonds, tangerine, apricot pit and smoke meld together in the 2013 Chardonnay Mount Harlan. The flavors are bold, intense and racy, but there is plenty of underlying energy and tension in support. The 2013 spent ten months in French oak barrels, 30% new."
Calera’s Mt. Harlan Vineyards are located in the Gavilan Mountains 25 miles east of the
Monterey Bay. The site was chosen for its unique limestone soils and ideal climate. At an average
elevation of 2,200 feet it is among the highest and coolest vineyard sites in California.
The vineyard has a south/southwest exposure on a gentle slope. Wine completes 100% malolactic fermentation with ten months in French oak (30% new).
All of Calera's Mt Harlan vineyards are farmed Certified Organic.