2011 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • acidqueen wrote: (94 points)

    September 17, 2017 - This was surprisingly gold in color, but this did not have any sign of advanced age. On the contrary, it was bright, citrus, saline, and impeccably balanced. As I had this with friends over dinner, I did not take detailed notes. But it was outstandingly good for sure. Wish I had more. From magnum, and decanted for over an hour before serving cool but not cold.

  • eoin harkins wrote: (90 points)

    July 19, 2017 - Surprising seems to lack intensity and depth of my previous experiences, nose has golden apple, , some minerals and saline notes, palate had nice acidity though fruit feels somewhat subdued medium length with a zippy finish

  • lolo66 wrote: (86 points)

    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.
    So I was reading Galloni later review where he talks about reduction and that is still quite accurate. The fruit is there, but it is swallowed up by the strange reduction and leaves the wines smoky, minerally, but too much so. Also, the remaining test is buttered popcorn. Really not too pleasant and a big disappointment considering the tariff.

  • 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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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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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 282 (41%)
  • Consumed 408 (59%)

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