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2015 Zephyr Farms Vineyard Chardonnay

Chardonnay
ELEV. 525 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Perched atop the hills above Freestone sits the Zephyr Farms Vineyard where deep coastal fogs and afternoon winds yield tiny berries at harvest. In 2015, we were able to pick the Chardonnay at naturally high acidity levels, giving this wine a distinct freshness and vivacity to complement its balanced minerality. This is an aromatic Chardonnay with enticing perfumes reminiscent of premier cru Chablis.

Taste

Lemon, crisp apple, wet stone

Philosophy

Red Car produces site-specific wines, focused on achieving bright acidity and lively aromatics. Sustainability is at the core of why we exist. We operate each part of the business from the belief that less is more. We are stewards of the land and of the people who consume our wine to ensure harmony with the Earth. We farm organically to protect the soil and our consumers from artificial chemical intervention. At each harvest, this philosophy makes its way into the cellar where we allow our wines to purely express each vineyard’s unique character. We achieve this by using native yeast fermentation and minimal intervention practices.

Specs

Vineyard
Zephyr Farms Vineyard
Alcohol
12.9%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
75
Average Brix
21.3
Acidity
8.8 g/L
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.2
Clones
Prosser
Soil Type
Goldridge Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
16 months

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