White

2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 73

  • kcp Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 1, 2016 - Very pleasant. Lighter body, minerally nose, fruit trending to citrus, good lift, gentle finish. Very Ceritas.

  • LW31 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 5, 2016 - Served next to Heintz from same vintage with edge to this wine for depth. Wonderful energy. Nose was ripe bananas on first pour, but then nose and palate became delicious bright tropical lime and lemon notes. Definitely on the more reductive and Burgundian side. Think Roulot. Very impressive with room to develop.

  • Schwarzer Hund wrote:

    May 24, 2016 - Very tight wine tonight. Faint lemon citrus and herb nose which didn't expand much over a 90 minute dinner. Plenty of flinty mineral and acidity with a lengthy lemon and white flower finish. Think it needs some more time to mature.

  • jimkay21 wrote: (91 points)

    May 1, 2016 - Wonderful nose. Grapefruit with evolving acidity. Fleshes out with time, softening. Paired with cheeses, pate and olives. Great mix on a spring evening. Nuff said ;-)

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  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: (91 points)

    April 30, 2016 - Very crisp and clean but also really muted. Straw gold coloring with profile of lemon bar cookies, tart grapefruit, and creamy minerality. My guess is it needs a few more years since there was literally no change from day 1 to 2.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray) Light canary yellow color; very appealing, ripe lemon, white jasmine, lightly honeyed nose; very tasty, tight, ripe lemon, white jasmine, lightly honeyed, mineral palate; needs 1-2 years; medium-plus finish 93+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Ceritas
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Peter Martin Ray
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
  • In Cellars 334 (48%)
  • Consumed 353 (51%)

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