Wines

Current Release

2015 Doc’s Ranch Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 900 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 4.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

This organically farmed micro-vineyard of just 1.3 acres is nestled among coastal redwoods west of the hamlet of Occidental. Planted in 2001 exclusively to the aromatic Swan clone, it is one of our coldest vineyards with very low yields and extremely limited production. With just 40 cases in 2015 this wine will sell out quickly. In 2008 Bryon and Andie Sheets, the long-time owners and stewards of this property decided to plant additional acreage on an adjacent parcel. With its wild redwoods, firs and madrones poking out above the blanket of sea fog, Doc’s Ranch Vineyard is now one of the most visually dramatic sites in all of California. Despite being only 4-miles from the Pacific Ocean, its elevation allows it to attain warm enough temperatures to ripen and flavor its fruit. The vineyard is exclusively cane pruned to give us maximum flexibility in the vineyard, and we use cover crops throughout the winter and spring months to control erosion and enhance our living soils with organic nourishment.

Taste

Cranberries, blood orange oil, zest

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

Alcohol
12.3%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
40
Average Brix
20.7
Acidity
6.1g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
100% Neutral
pH
3.5
Clones
Swan, Pommard, Calera
Soil Type
Yorkville Loam
Barrel Aging
18 months

Purchase This Wine


Back to Wines