2012 Vivio Roussanne
Red Car is proud to be one of a handful of California wineries making serious, single-vineyard Roussanne, albeit in tiny amounts. The reason that you don’t see Roussanne too often is because it is very slow to ripen and a notoriously difficult varietal to grow. We do it for love and passion. The 2012 Vivio Roussanne has uncommon grace and persistence. Over time, it will develop an exotic waxy texture yet maintain an amazing balance between richness and minerality. With only 200 cases produced, this is a California original not to be missed!
Acacia flowers, almond oil, Bartlett pear
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.