2013 Red Car Hagan Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.6% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.59, 75 cases, $58. Grapes harvested from a 1.5-acre section of the organically farmed vineyard planted to Old Wente clone. Yields were half of what was harvested in 2012. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 33% new and 67% neutral. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Inviting aromas of golden apple, nutty oak and stony minerality. Slightly viscous and very harmonious on the palate, with flavors of lemon, golden apple tart and caramel. Perfectly integrated acidity with a satiny finish filled with yellow fruit goodness. Score: 91. Reviewed November 22, 2015

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