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2013 Vivio Syrah

Syrah
ELEV. 730 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 19 MI.
Bennett Valley

Vineyard

The Vivio Vineyard is perfectly situated where fog enters Bennett Valley from the Petaluma Wind Gap. It is the first Syrah vineyard in the valley to cool down and the last to heat up. It is our only vineyard growing in red volcanic soil, which lends a distinct mineral edge to the Rhône varietals planted there. We have designated it as part of our single vineyard echelon for its lean, focused intensity.

Taste

Anise, Violets, White Pepper, Iron

Philosophy

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.

Specs

Appellation
Bennett Valley
Cases Produced
200
Average Brix
22.3°
Acidity
5.35 g/L
Stems
20%
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.8
Clones
Alban, Aussie
Soil Type
Sonoma Volcanics
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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