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2013 Estate Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 1000 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 3.7 MI.
Fort Ross - Seaview

Vineyard

We are proud that the Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir has become our benchmark wine, offering the ideal synthesis of grace, concentration, and flavor. First planted in 2005 to multiple suitcase selections and Dijon clones of Pinot Noir, the fourth vintage from this site displays a new level of intensity that is attributed to the maturing of these vines, as well as the picture-perfect growing conditions of 2013. The well-drained Ohlson Ranch sandstone soils naturally limit vigor while the cool sunshine, moderated by the fog covered Pacific Ocean, maintains balanced ripening throughout the growing season. 2013 was the first vintage we harvested fruit from the Calera clone, which has added a new level of concentration and complexity to this highly sought after wine. This is a perfumed Pinot Noir, with mouth-watering acidity and completely integrated tannins.

Taste

Orange rind, raspberry, earl gray tea

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
Estate
Alcohol
13.5%
Appellation
Fort Ross - Seaview
Cases Produced
610 Cases
Average Brix
22.3°
Acidity
5.2 g/L
Stems
15%
French Oak
24% New, 76% Neutral
pH
3.75
Clones
Calera, Jackson 16, 828
Soil Type
Ohlson Sandstone
Barrel Aging
12 Months

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