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2014 Hagan Chardonnay

Chardonnay
ELEV. 850 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 4.6 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

The second release of the Hagan Vineyard Chardonnay was harvested from a one and a half acre section planted to 100% Old Wente clone vines. The mounting drought conditions in 2014 were especially evident on this site as the Chardonnay berries were petite compared to the prior year, harvested from fewer and smaller clusters. The low yield we received from this organically farmed vineyard was magnificent! This Chardonnay from the renowned Taylor Lane ridgeline offers a round and generous mid-palate balanced by vibrant minerality. It is an elegant and age-worthy Chardonnay with magnolia aromas, lemon citrus and white orchard fruit flavors mid-palate, and a mouthwatering acidity at the finish. Production is quite limited with only 50 cases bottled; this wine will sell out.

Taste

Crushed hazelnut, Meyer lemon, crisp pear

Philosophy

Red Car is focused on growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in a network of cold-climate vineyards on the edge of the Pacific in the West Sonoma Coast. We are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now we have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic and permaculture systems into our farming as we search for nature’s ideal pathways. Our wines are made in small lots utilizing minimalist intervention techniques like wild yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid.

Specs

Vineyard
Hagan Vineyard
Alcohol
13.0%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
50 Cases
Average Brix
20.7°
Acidity
5.7 g/L
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.51
Clones
Old Wente
Soil Type
Goldridge Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
15 Months

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