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2013 Sonoma Coast Syrah

Syrah

Vineyard

One of the original Rhône Rangers, Red Car has been producing Syrah longer than any other varietal. Today, it is at the forefront of the style evolution in California Syrah. Restraint, naturally high acidity, true Northern Rhône Syrah perfume, and silky tannins are important components in Red Car’s 2012 Sonoma Coast Syrah along with native yeast fermentation, moderate stem inclusion and being aged in 500L puncheons for 12 months.

Sourced from stand-out Syrah vineyards in Northern California, the Red Car Estate Vineyard in the Fort Ross –
Seaview AVA and the Martinelli Family’s Zio Tony Vineyard, this wine showcases Red Car’s commitment and passion towards handcrafting wines of balance and finesse.

Taste

Blackberry, sandalwood, white pepper

Philosophy

Red Car produces site-specific wines, focused on achieving bright acidity and lively aromatics. Sustainability is at the core of why we exist. We operate each part of the business from the belief that less is more. We are stewards of the land and of the people who consume our wine to ensure harmony with the Earth. We farm organically to protect the soil and our consumers from artificial chemical intervention. At each harvest, this philosophy makes its way into the cellar where we allow our wines to purely express each vineyard’s unique character. We achieve this by using native yeast fermentation and minimal intervention practices.

Specs

Vineyard
Red Car Estate 95% Vivio 5%
Alcohol
13.4%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Average Brix
22.6`
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Stems
20%
French Oak
22% New, 78% Neutral
pH
3.74
Clones
Alban, Aussie, 383

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