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2012 Zephyr Farms Chardonnay

Chardonnay
ELEV. 525 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Zephyr Farms, a majestic seven acre vineyard, is carved out of the hills above Freestone, the coldest winegrowing region in the West Sonoma Coast. Deep coastal fog and afternoon westerly winds yield tiny berries with thick skins and a wine that is highly perfumed and concentrated. After working with the fruit in 2010, we loved this site so much we leased the entire vineyard, making this the first release of Zephyr that we farmed.

Taste

Key-lime zest, apple blossoms, chalk

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
Zephyr Farms
Alcohol
13.2%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
75
Average Brix
22.0º
Acidity
7.2 g/L
French Oak
25% New, 75% Neutral
pH
3.3
Clones
Prosser
Soil Type
Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
11 Months

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