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Red Car Chard Sonoma 2011

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We've been huge fans of this winery since its inception roughly a decade ago, so it was extremely satisfying to see them gain widespread recognition when the Spectator gave their 2007 'Heaven and Earth' pinot 97 points and their 2007 Trolley pinot 94 poi

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Winery: Red Car
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Red Car:
Red Car uses meticulous viticulture and transparent winemaking to craft wines with authentic character and originality. Combining old and new world techniques, we minimize manipulation so the fruit can faithfully express the cool climate personality of the Sonoma Coast. Red Car was founded by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin in 2000 with 50 cases of Syrah from a single ton of grapes. Besides an en... Read more
Red Car uses meticulous viticulture and transparent winemaking to craft wines with authentic character and originality. Combining old and new world techniques, we minimize manipulation so the fruit can faithfully express the cool climate personality of the Sonoma Coast. Red Car was founded by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin in 2000 with 50 cases of Syrah from a single ton of grapes. Besides an enthusiasm for wine, they also shared a Hollywood background – Carroll as producer, Mark as screenwriter. Their intent was simple: source great grapes, make great wine and market it in an inventive, original way. The winery name is a tribute to the electric trolley cars that ran throughout Los Angeles from the late 19th century through the early 1960’s. These "red cars" provided transportation in a romanticized time and place. We strive to make wines that are similarly memorable and transportive. Read less

Member Reviews for Red Car Chard Sonoma

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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4.50 5
09/04/2012

Very vibrant chardonnay with just hints of oak, nice acidity, green apples, lemon zest and a little spice on the mid palate. Clean and crisp with a very nice finish.


External Reviews for Red Car Chard Sonoma

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Pale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. - Robert Parker 92 PointsPale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind. - Stephen Tanzer 89 Points** Only 1 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Pale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind. ** Only 11 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/19/2014

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Pale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind. ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/24/2014

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Pale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind. ** Only 1 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/26/2014

The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is flat-out striking. A gorgeous bouquet laced with matchstick, lemon oil, crushed rocks and mint emerges from this dazzling, crystalline Chardonnay. Clean, bracing and impeccably balanced, the 2011 impresses for its length and persistence. This finely sculpted wine is a jewel. Wow! Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. Pale gold. Pear and oak spice aromas are complemented by gentle mineral and ginger notes. Fresh, juicy and focused, offering ripe pear and nectarine flavors with good weight and verve. Finishes with energy and cut, leaving a subtle gingery note behind. ** Only 5 in Stock **



We've been huge fans of this winery since its inception roughly a decade ago, so it was extremely satisfying to see them gain widespread recognition when the Spectator gave their 2007 'Heaven and Earth' pinot 97 points and their 2007 Trolley pinot 94 poi

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