2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray


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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • ChazBham wrote:

    November 8, 2014 - Bright citrus with well balanced ripeness, acidity, and minerality. Seamless, with excellent energy and zest. These wines bring hope that more California winemakers will embrace this style. Well-crafted.

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  • slanum wrote:

    October 29, 2014 - On both the nose and the palate this is carrying too much oak for me to get very enthused: not enough to be offensive but enough to hide the fruit. I'm really surprised; I thought that wouldn't be an issue. There's good acidity and no overripeness, but with air and a bit of time I found the woodiness overpowering. Looks like someone else will be getting my allocation.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 26, 2014 - Opened yesterday, retasting today. The oak reference I made on the earlier bottle this past January, it's still here. A vanilla bean accent that comes through. For context about oak, I don't typically enjoy it on white wines and I'm sensitive to it yet I suppose here, it's just a brushing of it so take that FWIW. Some sea breeze in the aromatic, then similar chablis-like qualities of saline, yellow and green apple and a mineral note. I like this better than the bottle earlier this year, showing me now what influenced me to pull this from the cellar yesterday, to get some Chablis tones into a CA chard. Good stuff.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mike Dildine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 13, 2014 - 12.9% abv. As bright, lively and flinty as you could hope for. Good stuff!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • John Hynds wrote: flawed

    September 20, 2014 - Corked

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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 457 (71%)
  • Consumed 179 (28%)

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