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2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray
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Community Tasting Notes 41
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.
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.
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!
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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
- In Cellars 457 (71%)
- Consumed 179 (28%)