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2014 Zephyr Farms Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 525 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Surrounded by magnificent redwood trees and carved out of the lows hills above Freestone sits the magical seven-acre vineyard known as Zephyr Farms. Deep coastal fog and powerful westerly winds yield the tiniest berries imaginable with thick skins, resulting in a wine that is highly perfumed, with an intensity of flavor at a very high natural acidity and an exotic complexity. Yields vary widely at this site and 2014 was a lower yielding vintage than 2013. As a result, the berries were even smaller and more concentrated, making the 2014 Zephyr Farms Vineyard Pinot Noir especially terroir driven. Aromas include a distinct conifer bouquet and flavors include a mélange of blue fruit, bright red fruit, orange citrus and dried laurel berries.

Taste

Redwood spice, blueberry, pomegranate, dried laurel berries, blood orange

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
Zephyr Farms Vineyard
Alcohol
12.4%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
375 Cases
Average Brix
22°
Acidity
5.3 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
20% New, 80% Neutral
pH
3.66
Clones
115, 667, 777
Soil Type
Goldridge
Barrel Aging
15 months

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