2020 Red Car Rosé of Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, California
Red Car is a boutique winery located in the Russian River Valley. They specialize in cool-climate wines (Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Syrahs), mostly coming from vineyards in the 'true' Sonoma Coast. Their rosé, crafted from 100% Pinot Noir, is immediately whole cluster pressed after which they separate the juice & skins in a classic Vin Gris style resulting in a pale, salmon color. They ferment the juice in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel, intentionally creating a low alcohol (12.6%), bone-dry wine with racy acidity. Always one of our favorite domestic rosés, this gorgeous wine offers bright & fresh aromas of orange blossom, orange sorbet, and red grapefruit. The wine is rich, yet elegant and lively, and expresses flint & mineral aromas that couple with the rich texture in the palate from time spent on lees.
"The Hervey Vineyard in Green Valley AVA is a small, family owned & operated site that has been the heartbeat of our Rose many vintages. The Ramondo vineyard to the South lies within the Sebastopol Hills region and provides us the opportunity to produce distinct wines from multiple clonal selections that we farm specifically for our Rose. As with each of our wines, we feel that our Rose is truly made in the vineyard." -Red Car Winery