Red Car Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014

Chardonnay from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
WE 91
AG 90
13.2% ABV
Item # 333918

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$39.95
750ml
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91 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$38 list] Velvety smooth in sublime flavors of green apple and toasted oak, this wine takes a light approach to ripeness, allowing for the tart pineapple fruit to speak quietly around an acid-driven core. Alcohol 13.2%. (May 2018)"

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."
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "[$38 list] Velvety smooth in sublime flavors of green apple and toasted oak, this wine takes a light approach to ripeness, allowing for the tart pineapple fruit to speak quietly around an acid-driven core. Alcohol 13.2%. (May 2018)"

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."
Product SKU 333918
Producer Red Car
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Sonoma County
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2014
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.2%
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