90 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$38 list] Red Car's 2014 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. There is lovely depth, creaminess and texture, but in the Red Car style that emphasizes energy and tension. Yellow stone fruit, mint, chamomile and a hint of spice lead into the persistent finish. The 2014 could use a bit more time to soften, but it is very pretty. Drink: 2017-2020. (Mar 2017)"
Producer notes: "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 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."