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2012 Zephyr Farms Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 525 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Carved out of the lows hills above Freestone, a tiny village on the West Sonoma Coast, sits the magical seven acre vineyard known as Zephyr Farms. Deep coastal fog and afternoon westerly winds yield tiny berries with thick skins, resulting in a wine that is highly perfumed and complex. This Pinot Noir is a wine of wonderful paradox as it combines concentration of fruit and spice with freshness on the palate. It has quickly risen up the ranks to become a house favorite with the Red Car team. The tannins are more pronounced than our other Pinot Noirs, attributable to the intense afternoon winds in the vineyard (Zephyr was the Greek god of the west wind). Yet, the mouthfeel and body of the wine remains delicate and silky.

Taste

Raspberries, redwood spice, blood orange

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
Zephyr Farms
Alcohol
13.3%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
325
Average Brix
22.4º
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
22% New, 78% Neutral
pH
3.8
Clones
115, 777, 828
Soil Type
Goldridge Fine Sandy Loam
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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