2017 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Bottle
Red Tail Ridge Winery

2017 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

9 months in neutral French oak. On the nose: Lemon meringue, light cinnamon, and soft yellow apple. Hints of custard, clove and light brown spices follow with a citrus drive. Chalkier texture on the palate with lemon oil, vanilla cream and bright acidity cutting through notes of baking spices. On the finish, linger notes of baked pear.
*Estate fruit sourced from Red Tail Ridge Vineyard


$18.97 ($18.97 / bottle)
Type: White Wine
Varietal: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.4%
Volume: 750ml
Vintage: 2017
Cases Produced: 532

About the Winery

Red Tail Ridge Winery

Community. Sustainability. Creativity.

James Beard Semi-Finalist in 2019 & 2020

We make small batches of handmade wine; we are minimal interventionists, preferring to do all the work upfront in the vineyard, during the growing season.

With a climate similar to the cool climate regions in Europe, the Fingers Lakes is the perfect place to experiment. We have embraced our terroir and are focusing our efforts on wines that speak to our specific climate and soils. It was important to Michael and I to set us up for the long-term, which is why we became a LEED-gold certified green winery—currently the only one in New York State.

This community and environment is everything I could have hoped for when considering where to experiment, grow and give back.

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