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2012 Vivio Syrah

Syrah
ELEV. 730 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 19 MI.
Bennett Valley

Vineyard

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.

Taste

Anise, Violets, White Pepper, Iron

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
Vivio
Alcohol
13.9%
Appellation
Bennett Valley
Cases Produced
200 Cases
Average Brix
23.0°
Acidity
5.31 g/L
Stems
15%
French Oak
13% New, 87% Neutral
pH
3.8
Clones
Alban, RR
Soil Type
Sonoma Volcanics
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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