2012 Vivio Syrah
Vivio is our only vineyard growing in red volcanic soil, lending a distinct mineral edge to the Rhône varietals planted there. It lies in the path of the cool coastal fog as it enters Bennett Valley from the Petaluma wind gap. The 2012 Vivio Vineyard Syrah fiercely exhibits this tension between warm soil and cold climate showing herbs and spice components over fruit. This is a Syrah with finesse and balance that is built to age.
Anise, Violets, White Pepper, Iron
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.