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2013 Platt Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 575 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.4 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

This groundbreaking vineyard overlooks the town of Bodega and lies on the outer reaches of the viticultural frontier. One of the most marginal Pinot Noir sites in California, our 5.2 acre blocks struggle to set fruit every year as they are buffeted by chilling winds blowing in from the coast five miles away. Red Car has been sourcing fruit from this acclaimed site since it’s very first harvest in 2008 (alongside our friends at Littorai and Scherrer), making it one of the more familiar and consistent Pinot Noirs in the Red Car lineup. During this time, we have experienced the full range of growing conditions: from long, sunny years to the coldest summers on record. 2013 was a picture perfect vintage, with consistent weather that produced smaller, more concentrated berries. The 2013 Platt Vineyard Pinot Noir (formerly known as Dreamland) brilliantly illustrates all that we have learned about best farming and winemaking practices for this particular site. This structured and beautifully layered Pinot Noir showcases hints of bright clementine and piquant blueberries balanced by potpourri spice and cherry.

Taste

Tangerine, huckleberry, sandalwood

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
Platt
Alcohol
13%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
495 Cases
Average Brix
21.9°
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
20% New, 80% Neutral
pH
3.85
Clones
Calera, 828
Soil Type
Goldridge
Barrel Aging
12 Months

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