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2014 Hagan Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 850 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 4.6 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

The Hagan Vineyard perches high above the edge of the continent fully facing the cold Pacific Ocean on the esteemed Taylor Lane west of Occidental. Dramatic, awe-inspiring and windswept, it produces wines of extraordinary complexity and perfume. This organically farmed vineyard includes a block planted to 4 ft x 4 ft, an incredibly rare spacing that requires our vineyard crew to work entirely by hand. No equipment will fit down the rows. This works to our favor as the extra attention to detail ensures the utmost quality, as evidenced by this remarkably concentrated and precise Pinot Noir. This is only the second release of our Hagan Vineyard Pinot Noir and we have quickly learned that this site produces the most “masculine” style of Pinot Noir in the Red Car portfolio. This is a sinuous wine, with fleshy dark fruit notes integrated with orange citrus, minerality and clove. This 2014 vintage wine shows vibrant acidity, bringing a lively mouthfeel to this dark Pinot Noir.

Taste

Blackberry, Darjeeling tea, clementine

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 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 wild yeast fermentation, gravity flow, and natural acid.

Specs

Vineyard
Hagan Vineyard
Alcohol
13.0%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
313 Cases
Average Brix
22°
Acidity
5.8 g/L
Stems
9%
French Oak
17% New 83% Neutral
pH
3.68
Clones
Calera, 777, 115
Soil Type
Goldridge Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
15 Months

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