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2014 Manchester Ridge Chardonnay

Chardonnay
ELEV. 2000 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 3.5 MI.
Mendocino Ridge

Vineyard

This graceful Chardonnay was fermented in French oak to showcase its natural intensity of flavor. Its old world Chardonnay flavors are perfectly exhibited by its high acidity and fully integrated mouth feel. We are excited to bring this bright, floral, and crisp Chardonnay into our lineup of single-vineyard wines.

Taste

Key lime, white hibiscus, kumquat

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
Manchester Ridge Vineyard
Alcohol
13.3%
Appellation
Mendocino Ridge
Cases Produced
250 Cases
Average Brix
21.5º
Acidity
7.0 g/L
French Oak
10% New, 90% Neutral
pH
3.32
Clones
Wente, 76
Soil Type
Ormbaun Zeni Loam
Barrel Aging
12 Months

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