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2012 Hagan Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 850 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 4.6 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

The Hagan Vineyard perches high above the edge of the continent fully facing the cold Pacific Ocean on the esteemed Taylor Lane west of Occidental. Dramatic, awe-inspiring and windswept, it produces wines of extraordinary complexity and perfume. Red Car leased this twelve acre vineyard in 2011. We made a thirty year commitment before half the vines even bore fruit and are proud to have utilized organic farming practices from the beginning. Along this tiny ridgeline are some of the most revered Pinot Noir vineyards in the country, including Summa Vineyard (the plot that put cool climate California Pinot Noir on the world map), Theiriot Vineyard from Littorai, and Evening Land’s Occidental Vineyard. Here, at the end of the road just past these revered sites, lies our newest estate property.

Taste

Pomegranate, Darjeeling black tea, allspice

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
Hagan
Alcohol
13.7%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
400
Average Brix
22.9º
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
24% New, 76% Neutral
pH
3.8
Clones
Calera, Schoolhouse, 777, 115
Soil Type
Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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