2013 Red Car Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.4% alc., pH 3.38, TA 0.75, $38. A blend of grapes from five vineyards with Weeks (42%) and Ritchie (28%) making up the highest percentage. Old Wente clone. Harvest Brix 21.9ยบ. Aged in French oak barrels, 3% new and 97% neutral. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Nicely appointed aromas of lemon oil, buttery brioche, tarte tartin and nutty oak. Good richness of flavor featuring tastes of lemon creme pie, brown butter and vanilla backed by racy acidity. The intense mid palate attack builds to a focused and bright lemony, slightly tart, lip-smacking finish. Score: 91. Reviewed November 22, 2015

Winery: Red Car Wine Co.
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Chardonnay