Red Car Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 14
In 2014, conditions were outstanding for Chardonnay in the West Sonoma Coast. Moderate temperatures, plenty of sunshine, a balanced crop, and few if any significant episodes of rain before the harvest yielded grapes with high acid and complex flavors at reasonably low sugars, which resulted in wines with naturally moderate alcohol levels. Our Chardonnay grapes are pressed off of their skins and fermented in French Oak barrels, the majority of which are older, neutral, and not terribly “oaky.” The resulting wines are racy and taut, medium-bodied, and complex with a mineral edge.
92 Points - Wilfred Wong
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast