2014 Red Car Syrah
Sonoma Coast, California
One of the original Rhône Rangers, Red Car has been producing Syrah longer than any other varietal. Today, it is at the forefront of the style evolution in California Syrah - restraint, naturally high acidity, true Northern Rhône Syrah perfume, and silky tannins. This Sonoma Coast Syrah is made with native yeast fermentation, moderate stem inclusion and aged in 500L puncheons for 18 months. Sourced from the Red Car Estate Vineyard in the Fort Ross – Seaview AVA and the Vivio Vineyard in Bennett Valley from the Petaluma wind gap.
"This wine is peppery and leathery, with a rustic rambling edginess. Tart varietal flavors of black cherry, black pepper and a feral underbelly of mushroom, sage and barnyard are supported by supple tannin and supportive oak. This wine is lightly ripe and bold in acidity." 91 Points - WIne Enthusiast