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2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Vineyard

The 2014 vintage was a long and moderate growing season that yielded consistently high quality
fruit. Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a perfect blend of Red Car’s most notable, cool-climate vineyards in Fort Ross, Freestone and Occidental. Naturally low in alcohol and high in acidity, the 2014 is a mix of heritage and Dijon clones that were hand-sorted, then fermented with native yeast in small open tops and aged in French oak barrels.

Taste

Rose Petals, Orange Rinds, Raspberries

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

Vineyard
Red Car Estate 53% Zephyr Farms 18% Platt 14% Bohemian Station 10% Hagan 5%
Alcohol
13.0%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Average Brix
23.0°
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
7% New, 93% Neutral
pH
3.6
Clones
Calera, 828, 777, 667

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