2016 Red Car Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, California
Red Car Sonoma Coast Chardonnay features some of the coolest Chardonnay vineyards in California, combined with a few of best known Chardonnay vineyards in the area. A significant portion of the blend hails from the Ritchie Vineyard, originally planted in the early 1970s. Grapes are pressed off their skins and fermented in French Oak barrels, the majority of which are older, neutral and no longer imparting strong oak flavors. The resulting wine is racy and taut, medium bodied and complex with a mineral edge.