2018 Rickshaw Chardonnay
2018 Rickshaw Chardonnay; California, USA
Winemaker Notes; Peach and pear aromas with some toasty vanilla notes. On the palate, the wine is full of lemon curd, tropical fruit and honeysuckle flavors that convey a sense of richness. At the same time, there is a vivacious acid streak that underpins and balances that richness, bringing the wine together for a seamless and bright Chardonnay. Pair this fruity and delicious wine with an array of foods from popcorn to lobster, or enjoy on its own.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavors of Chardonnay is not easy. While many Chardonnay wines have high aromatic complexity, this is usually due to winemaking techniques (particularly the use of oak) rather than the variety’s intrinsic qualities.
California is the largest and most important wine region in the USA. It accounts for the southern two-thirds (850 miles or 1370 kilometers) of the country’s west coast. (Oregon and Washington make up the rest.) The state also spans almost ten degrees of latitude. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, California’s topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir. Californian wines only rose to global renown in the past few decades (notably after the Paris Judgment of 1976). However the state’s viticultural history dates back more than 200 years.
Rickshaw is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of wines with elegance, purity, and sophistication. Rickshaw is sourced across California from sustainable vineyards, enabling a selection from diverse appellations to craft the highest quality wine at the best price possible. Since the first vintage of Rickshaw, the have fine-tuned and consistently added to their rolodex of sources for high quality grapes over the years. Rickshaw now works with several key growers in multiple AVA’s throughout California to provide a consistent blend that is true to the Rickshaw style.