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2015 Zephyr Farms Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
ELEV. 525 FT. / PACIFIC OCEAN 6.7 MI.
Sonoma Coast

Vineyard

Surrounded by magnificent redwood trees and carved out of the lows hills above Freestone sits the magical seven-acre vineyard known as Zephyr Farms. Deep coastal fog and powerful westerly winds yield the tiniest berries imaginable with thick skins, resulting in a wine that is highly perfumed, with an intensity of flavor at a very high natural acidity and an exotic complexity. Yields vary widely at this site and as a result we see smaller clusters and more concentrated berries, making this specific wine especially terroir driven. For the 2015 vintage, we find aromas of distinct conifer bouquet which immediately transports us to the redwood-ringed vineyard location. Beautiful layers of fruit are interlace with delicate tannins, offering a sophisticated mélange of forest aromas with incredible notes of dark red cherry and blood-orange citrus.

Taste

Hibiscus, cardamom, redwood spice

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
13.0%
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Cases Produced
240
Average Brix
22
Acidity
6.6g/L
Stems
10%
French Oak
20% New, 80% Neutral
pH
3.5
Clones
115, 667, 777
Soil Type
Goldridge
Barrel Aging
18 Months

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