2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    November 25, 2016 - My final bottle of this wine, was opened yesterday and am using the final pour today for this note. This is chilled, allowing it to warm to get a broad look. This bottle, whether it be the amount of air I gave it or bottle variation, maybe both......this bottle tastes different than the bottle last month. This has plenty of lemony acidity, saline, really terrific texture, little creamy pineapple. It does have the toasty quality of the previous bottle but it does have a cool slate, saline cord which shows delicious. I assume this will age well and evolve nicely.

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  • MattMauldin wrote: (88 points)

    October 29, 2016 - Clear, medium-gold color. Aromas of wet stone, hibiscus, lemon zest, low to medium intensity. A little hollow on the front palate, gaining flavors of lemon zest, pear, saline, white florals and minerals in the middle. Medium-plus acid and fine fleshy structure. Medium finish. Definitely missing the flavor intensity I remember from my earlier bottle. Perhaps it's in a dumb phase, as the structure and overall flavor profile are still nice. But right now, for me, this is a sub-90 point wine. I'll cellar my last bottle for awhile.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    October 27, 2016 - Just the Bro' (Maro Grill, Laguna Beach): Still enjoyable but missing the acid to provide the backbone. Tasted 2 1/2 years ago with similar notes of pear, caramel, and medium plus mouthfeel.

  • Frank Murray III wrote:

    October 27, 2016 - My reaction to this bottle is not as enthused as some here. I found the wine to be less complex than I remember, showing some traces of the same wood from the last bottle, and also light on acidity. Lime, apple and more gentle in tone. what I do like is that it avoids the heavy texture and modern style so in that respect, this does well. I have one bottle left, will open this holiday season.

  • 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.

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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 308 (44%)
  • Consumed 381 (55%)

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