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2013 Falstaff Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Vineyard

The Falstaff Vineyard lies on a windswept ridge in the Sebastopol Hills region of the West Sonoma Coast. Fully exposed to daily winds and coastal fog, it produces tiny, often seedless, berries and wines of intense, feminine complexity. Planted by Ron and Judy Lougheed in 2000 utilizing clones 828, 777 and 115, this is a marginal Sebastopol Hills site where ripening is quite difficult but the results speak for themselves.

Taste

Black tea, pomegranate, pine needles

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
Falstaff
Alcohol
12.3%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
262 Cases
Average Brix
22.8°
Acidity
5.10g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
27% New, 73% Neutral
pH
3.79
Clones
115, 777, 828
Soil Type
Goldridge
Barrel Aging
13 Months

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