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2013 Estate Syrah

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

Vineyard

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.

Taste

Wild huckleberry, clove, tobacco leaves

Philosophy

While all fine wine strives to be a product of its terroir, we find that Syrah is consistently leading the charge of terroir influenced varietals. From the wines of the Barossa and McLaren Vale to the legendary producers in Cote-Rotie and Cornas, Syrah is always a true wine of place and radically different around the world. This northern, wind-swept vineyard pressures the vines near their limit, producing fruit of tremendous concentration without feeling overbearing. Our 2013 Syrah features classic multi-layered savory components of the Fort Ross-Seaview, such as dried rosemary, black pepper and wild juniper berries.

Specs

Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Cases Produced
400
Average Brix
22.3
Acidity
6.0 g/L
Stems
20%
French Oak
11% New, 89% Neutral
pH
3.61
Clones
Alban
Soil Type
Ohlson Sandstone

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