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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 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
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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