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2013 Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 650 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 8 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Red Car has been crafting Heaven & Earth longer than any other Pinot Noir bottling. Since the inaugural 2007 vintage, it has developed quite a following among our loyal mailing list members and is typically the first of our Pinot Noirs to completely sell out. The wine comes from the small 4.5 acre Bohemian Station Vineyard, in the heart of the Occidental region, planted to our exact specifications in 2004 using the Calera, Pommard and 828 clones. Fans of the Heaven & Earth will be more than pleased with the 2013 vintage. The blocks of Calera – characteristically a riper, smaller berry – form the backbone of the 2013 vintage. This heritage clone is highly concentrated and helps define the site-specific expression of this velvety, sumptuous wine. It epitomizes the concept of “cool sunshine” and consistently offers a perfect balance between power and acidity.

Taste

Pomegranate, black cherry, bay leaves, cardamom

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
Bohemian Station
Alcohol
13.6%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
570 Cases
Average Brix
22.8°
Acidity
5.5g/L
Stems
15%
French Oak
25% New
pH
3.7
Clones
Calera, 828
Soil Type
Yorkville Loam
Barrel Aging
12 Months

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