Wild, exotic, mountainous, and perched above the San Andreas Fault, the Manchester Ridge Vineyard is like no other in California. Close enough to the sea to hear waves crashing yet high enough to rise above the fog, it yields wines of immense complexity and tension. The mountain range that comprises the Mendocino Ridge AVA, where this vineyard is located, is an extension of the Sonoma Coast range just north of the county line, making this Red Car’s only site in Mendocino County. This graceful Chardonnay was fermented in 90% neutral oak from France 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: Meyer lemon, Asian pear, kumquat