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2012 Estate Grenache

Grenache
ELEV. 1000 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 3.7 MI.
Fort Ross - Seaview

Vineyard

The 2012 Estate Vineyard Grenache is the first time Red Car has ever produced the varietal. We planted just 113 vines of Grenache, a fraction of an acre of our Estate property in the Fort Ross – Seaview AVA. This is a stunning property hugging the edge of the coastline at 1,000 elevation and is just three miles from the ocean. Red Car is proud to be one of the few producers of cool-climate Grenache in California. This Grenache is elegant with silky tannins, bright red fruit and subtle herbal spices. Limited production.

Taste

Cherry, licorice, figs

Philosophy

Red Car is focused on growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in a network of cold-climate vineyards on the edge of the Pacific in the West Sonoma Coast. We are hands-on farmers, part of a small cadre of wineries in our region who are fortunate to grow a large majority of our own fruit. For several years now we have worked hard to go beyond sustainability and have integrated the concepts and principles of organic, biodynamic and permaculture systems into our farming as we search for nature’s ideal pathways. Our wines are made in small lots utilizing minimalist intervention techniques like native yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid.

Specs

Vineyard
Estate Vineyard
Alcohol
14.5%
Appellation
Fort Ross - Seaview
Cases Produced
13
Average Brix
24.0º
Acidity
5.35 g/L
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.64
Clones
Alban
Soil Type
Ohlson Sandstone
Barrel Aging
14 Months

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