2013 Red Car Ritchie Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.6% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.66, $58. Old Wente clone planted in Goldridge sandy loam. Harvest Brix 22.3ยบ. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 28% new, 72% neutral. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. The aromas are captivating, featuring lemon oil, white peach, butter oak, creme fraiche and flint. Soft on the palate with perfectly integrated acidity enhancing the flavors of lemon, apple, baking spices, and buttered toast. The fruit really stands out for its class, and is on full display on the soprano finish. Score: 94. Reviewed November 22, 2015

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