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2012 Estate Syrah

Syrah
ELEV. 1000 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 3.7 MI.
Fort Ross - Seaview

Vineyard

We increasingly look for inspiration from the spiritual home of Syrah in the Northern Rhône – places like Côte- Rôtie and Cornas. These regions represent the northern-most limit where Syrah can be grown. They are cool, often cold climates, yielding wines that offer more perfume and texture than fruitiness. Our Estate Syrah is one of the coolest climate Syrahs in California and these vines struggle to ripen fruit each vintage. The 2012 Estate Vineyard Syrah has layers of aromas and flavors; it is a wine to sit with and ponder. We recommend experimenting with different food pairings for this wine – the range you will discover will astound you! This is an elegant, supple wine that will tantalize your senses without overwhelming your palate.

Taste

Rose petals, olive tapenade, graphite, tobacco leaves

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
Estate
Alcohol
12.7%
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Cases Produced
400 Cases
Average Brix
22.2°
Acidity
5.67 g/L
Stems
15%
French Oak
27% New, 73% Neutral
pH
3.76
Clones
Alban, 383, RR
Soil Type
Ohlson Sandstone
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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