White

2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • lolo66 wrote:

    May 27, 2017 - on pop n pour - nose has butterscotch on it. taste is herbal lemon peel. some butterscotch, but not much. very long finish. minerals stay the longest on the taste buds. some grapefruit. nice acidity. a touch too oaky right now. will give it some air and re taste.

  • Rob and Meg wrote: (91 points)

    May 15, 2017 - Quite aromatic as well as striking on the palate with golden apple, pineapple, hazelnut paste, lemon curd, and fresh hay. Medium to full bodied and focused initially, giving way to a longer, bright finish. Excellent, though the some of the excitement and youthful acidity this had on release has begun to mellow. Drink.

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  • 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.

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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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 300 (43%)
  • Consumed 390 (56%)

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