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2014 Platt Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 575 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 5.5 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

This groundbreaking vineyard overlooks the town of Bodega and lies on the outer reaches of the viticultural frontier. One of the most marginal Pinot Noir sites in California, our 5.2 acre blocks struggle to set fruit every year as they are buffeted by chilling winds blowing in from the coast five miles away. Red Car has been sourcing fruit from this acclaimed site since it’s very first harvest in 2008 (alongside our friends at Littorai and Scherrer), making it one of the more familiar and consistent Pinot Noirs in the Red Car lineup. During this time, we have experienced the full range of growing conditions: from long, sunny years to the coldest summers on record. 2013 was a picture perfect vintage, with consistent weather that produced smaller, more concentrated berries. The 2014 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir (formerly known as Dreamland) brilliantly illustrates all that we have learned about best farming and winemaking practices for this particular site. This structured and beautifully layered Pinot Noir showcases hints of bright clementine and piquant blueberries balanced by potpourri spice and cherry.

Taste

Tangerine, huckleberry, sandalwood

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
Platt Vineyard
Alcohol
12.7%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
600
Average Brix
22.3°
Acidity
5.9 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
20% New, 80% Neutral
pH
3.48
Clones
Calera, 828, 777
Soil Type
Goldridge
Barrel Aging
15 Months

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