Calera Wines

Calera ‘Doux’ Mt. Harlan Viognier

California San Benito United States North America
Tasting Notes
Technical Details

This sumptuous dessert wine offers a heady bouquet of orange marmalade, apricot jam and ginger. On the palate it is lush and exotic, with succulent layers of peach, ripe pear and honeysuckle framed by impeccably balanced residual sugar and acidity that carry this stately wine to a bright, lively finish.

100% Viognier grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
The Estate


Wine Making

The season began with one of the wettest winters in memory, followed by a warm spring that led to a well-timed bud break. The warm, sunny weather continued throughout summer, providing ideal growing conditions. After a significant Labor Day heat spike led us to harvest a few of our earlier-ripening sites, a perfectly timed cooldown in late summer and early fall provided additional hangtime for the rest of the grapes to achieve optimal ripeness. While overall yields were down slightly in 2017, the quality is excellent.

Food Suggestions

In 1975, legendary vintner and pioneer Josh Jensen founded Calera (Spanish for “lime kiln”) high on the majestic slopes of Mt. Harlan in the Gavilan Mountains of California’s Central Coast. In these low-yielding, limestone-rich soils and cool climate, he began planting estate vineyards that are now recognized as some of the New World’s most treasured vineyard sites.

• Available Size: 375mL (12 pc)
• Organic
• Type: Wines
• Sub-type: Wines
• Class: White
• ABV%: 12

Wine & Spirits – 93

"Ripened to a warm yellow glow on Mount Harlan’s ridgetops, this viognier smells of peach nectar kissed with oak. The aromas suggest it will be buxom, but the wine is pleasingly restrained, with mineral detail—an ideal match for shrimp scampi." – 92

"The 2017 Calera Viognier is a formidable example of this grape variety. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits excellent aromatics, but there more to this wine than just a pretty face. Enjoy its complex aroma of ripe apple, flowers, and savory spice with Thai Basil Chicken."
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