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Red Car Wine September Wine Tour – Sonoma County

It’s been a busy late summer in Sonoma County, and Red Car Winery is no exception. The Sebastopol winery  has just unveiled a new tasting room; introduced a new olive oil; and opens up its Zephyr Farms Vineyard in Freestone for an exclusive public tour and harvest party on September 21, 2019.

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How to Drink at Outside Lands 2019 – DotheBay

Craft brews and fine wines are essential to the Outside Lands experience and it only seemed right to go to the experts to help us sift through the imbibing insanity of Beer and Wine Lands. So that’s exactly what we did. Straight from the horses’ — er, brewmasters’ and winemakers’ — mouths, here’s what you should More

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Ten Top-Rated Rosés – Wine Enthusiast

With the release of the latest rosé vintage, the tasting panel at Wine Enthusiast has had the opportunity to taste many exceptional wines. And as these pink-hued bottles start hitting the shelves across the country, the warming glow of summer will be soon to follow.

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The Best Rosés Right Now – Manhattan with a Twist

“Drinking rosé has been synonymous with warm weather, pool parties and grilling out, but rosé enthusiasts are enjoying the blush wine all year round and pairing it with all kinds of tasty cuisine. But let’s be honest, if you are a rosé enthusiast, it wouldn’t be spring or summer without indulging in a glass or More

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Forest Bathing with Red Car Wine – AMused Blog

In early celebration of Earth Day, I had the opportunity to attend a guided Forest Bathing experience with Red Car Wines! If you are not familiar with the term or practice of Forest Bathing, continue reading below to learn more.

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Feeling Fine with Red Car Wine – AMused Blog

“This past Saturday, my old roomie Victoria and I drove out to Sebastopol to Red Car Wine to celebrate their Official Rosé Release Party. And, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Taking a wonderful reprieve from the rain and clouds, the sun shone warmly and it was a balmy 75F degree day: perfect More

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New Adventures in Wine Country – NorthBay Biz, March 2019

In west Sonoma County, Red Car Winery near Graton offers a “forest bathing” experience, in which visitors take a meditative walk in Freestone’s Zephyr Farms vineyard led by Jenny Harrow, a certified forest therapy guide. Zephyr Farms is a seven-acre property surrounded by redwoods and kissed by frequent coastal fog. It’s also where Red Car More

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Wine Not Wine Country: Review 2019

“The first thing we saw upon arrival to Red Car was a bottle of magnum rosè – well, that and a neon compact disc sign. This lovely tasting room has a modern design with a hint of nostalgia and it features delicious wines. We were fortunate enough to arrive at a time where it wasn’t More

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Astoundingly Good Sonoma Pinot Noir – San Francisco Chronicle

Your morning visits focused on the pioneers of Pinot country; your first afternoon stop is the new generation. Step into Red Car’s eclectic-chic tasting room, grab a splash of Pinot Noir rosé, and take a breather among the San Francisco millennial set. But don’t for a second think these youngsters aren’t sipping serious stuff. Red More

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Wine Wanderlust Guide: July 2018 – Wine Spectator

Bathe in wine country “July brings warm weather and late sunsets; it’s an ideal time to experience forest bathing,” says Sharon Rooney, director of public relations at Four Sisters Inns. But it’s not the type of bathing you might be thinking of. Forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese term shinrin-yoku, is a solo or small-group nature retreat More

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Napa and Sonoma Wineries Enhance Their Offerings – Oakland Magazine

“In Napa and Sonoma counties, the fields are green, wildflowers abound, and wine grapes are emerging on the vines…Outdoorsy types will enjoy the forest near the vineyards of Sebastopol’s Red Car Wine Company, where a tasting follows the new ‘forest bathing’ option, a Japanese-inspired guided meditation practice.” Thank you for including Red Car Wine’s Forest More

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Forest Bathing in Green Wine Country – Green Traveler Guides

We eco-travelers seek experiences that offer connections with the natural world. They leave us inspired, rejuvenated and, often, more relaxed. So, when our GTG team learned of a special 2018 Earth Day event promising to slow our pulse rates by connecting us directly with the land via a time-honored tradition called shinrin-yoku, a Japanese term that means More

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On Wednesdays We Drink Pink – Vogue Magazine

Natural wines can be funky, since letting the grapes do their own thing makes taste unpredictable. “Every year is very different. Sometimes bottle to bottle is different,” Rockwell explains. Some natural bottles don’t even taste like wine, but an entire new species of drink altogether. Read a Mean Girls Broadway Star’s Rosé Recommendations including Red More

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8 Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer – Designs of Any Kind

I started following Red Car Wines on Instagram a few months ago; being drawn to their beautiful labels, obviously. I can’t help it, as a graphic designer, it’s becoming clear that I choose my wines by the labels, haha! Red Car Wines resides in the stunning coastal hills of West Sonoma Coast. This rose is a blend of Sonoma More

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Best Sonoma Wineries to Visit this Summer – Sonoma Magazine

Tasting room terraces are open and wineries are turning up the heat on summer fun. Special events include chef’s lunches and dinners, and oysters or pizza paired with premium wines. There’s something for everyone at the tasting rooms listed here. Most events require advance tickets and reservations, so call or check websites to learn the More

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The California Rosés You Need to Stock Up On Now

By all accounts, the 2015 vintage in Northern California was exceptional, but what it wasn’t? Abundant. It produced nowhere near what 2012 and 2013 did. And 2014 was a triple streak of quality and quantity in California wine.This is a sad state of affairs which got me thinking… If rosé is going to be limited, with the first of the 2015s just starting to trickle in, whose rosés should we be hoping for in anticipation of this scarce vintage? These standout producers are among those worth looking for…Both [of Red Car’s] 2013 and 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir are deliciously light and bright, super fresh in zingy acidity and juicy flavors of grapefruit, strawberry and lime.

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2015 Vinous Reviews

Vinous Reviewers include: Antonio Galloni, Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer. Enjoy a list of Red Car Wine reviews by Vinous team from 2015.

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2015 Prince of Pinot Reviews

Prince of Pinot takes the time to thoroughly review our wines released in Fall 2014 through Fall 2015. Enjoy these beautiful write-ups of our Sonoma Coast wines.

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Outside Lands: Sonoma County vendors pick must-see bands

We’ve participated with Winelands for the Outside Lands music festival for the past few years. Here is a fun article and interview that includes insight into what wineries are looking forward to as far as food, music, and wine! Sounds like the perfect bay area pairing!

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The Perfect Rosé Wines to Bring on a Picnic

This spring, pink is the new white. It’s the time of year when temperatures are finally rising and rosés are coming into bloom! Delicate, aromatic, juicy and refreshing — the profusion of pink on restaurant wine lists and retail shelves signals that rosé is having a major moment.

Before you hit the wine shop, here are some rosé rules to live by….

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Unique Territory

A discussion on upcoming Sonoma County AVA’s by North Bay Biz. ”

If the Petaluma Gap’s distinguishing characteristic is the wind, the West Sonoma Coast Vintners Association (WSCV) focuses exclusively on the westernmost portion of the Sonoma Coast, where the climate is maritime, rainfall can be above normal and daytime temperatures are typically cool. Much like the Petaluma Gap, grape varietals that grow best in these vineyards tend to be Pinot Noir and Chardonnay….”

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Drink a Poem: On Chardonnay, Pinot, and Poetry

“Every wine from Red Car was delicious, unusually delicious. It is not a winery I know much about, but it is one I look forward to getting to know better. I was especially drawn to the 2012 Ritchie Vineyard chardonnay & 2012 Hagan Vineyard Pinot. The Hagan vineyard is planted near the top of a ridge facing the Pacific. The grapes must love the view because the wine was crazy happy; it beamed with joy.

Fruit is the language of wine; it is how wine expresses itself. What I loved about Red Car is that all of their wines had something to say. They communicated in a voice unlike any other. Nothing strained; nothing was overdone. It was like a symphony hitting all the right notes at once. If these wines were a poet, they might be Terrance Hayes or Simone Muench–brilliant examples of high form marrying high fun.”

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Top 100 Wines – Jon Bonne

“Carroll Kemp took a big step forward with this year’s releases, including the 2012 Platt Vineyard Pinot, but Red Car’s pink wine deserves particular praise.”

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2014 Reviews and Ratings

Red Car’s Wine Enthusiast scores 2014:
93 pts. 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
92 pts. 2012 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2012 Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, Fort Ross-Seaview
93 pts. 2012 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Fort Ross-Seaview
93 pts. 2012 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2011 Zephyr Farms Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
93 pts. 2012 Heaven and Earth Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

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The Five Best California Syrahs

“This lively wine opens with the smoothness and grace of Pinot Noir, then reminds you that it’s Syrah with its meatiness before finishing with a bit of welcome grittiness.”

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