2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 70

  • 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.

  • BigTex22 wrote:

    April 3, 2016 - Glad I drank the last bottle. It tasted to me like it had faded a bit. Still some lemon zing at the very end, but a bit muted and not much on the nose. Recommend drinking now if you've got 'em.

  • dougie Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 12, 2016 - Great flavor with balance. The 12.9 alc. Helps keep a clean profile. Great food wine.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (90 points)

    February 7, 2016 - Nice enough wine with good orchard fruit, balance and energy, but somehow it comes across as trying to be something it can't. Peter Michael '13 Belle Côte tasted immediately before blew this out of the water.

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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 361 (52%)
  • Consumed 325 (47%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  24 votes