2013 Red Car Estate Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.31, TA 0.73, 280 cases, $58 (sold out). Inaugural release. Old Hyde Wente selection. Wild yeast fermentation. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 17% new and 83% neutral. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. The nose leads with steely aromas of citrus oil and green apple. Refined and smooth on the palate, with good richness of flavors that include lemon curd, baked pear, spice and vanilla. The wine is vibrant, with a good underlying cut of lemon-infused acidity, and some intensity and persistence on the slightly tart, peach-infused finish. Score: 91. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Red Car Wine Co.
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