RED CAR Syrah, Estate Vineyard 2012

The Estate Vineyard was planted in 2005, in northwestern corner of King Ridge Road above Fort Ross on the coastline of Sonoma County. It is situated at 900–1000 feet and is defined by giant coastal redwoods and the fog-laden Pacific Ocean and consists of vines are planted to fractured marine sandstone which weathered over millions of years from an uplifted seabed. This Syrah is a limited production release from Red Car. The wine begins with inviting aromas of smoke, black tea and black olive all coming together in the glass. The salinity of the wine is lovely and flavors of black olive tapenade, pipe tobacco and black tea impress as they are beautifully focused and concentrated. This Syrah has a wonderful sense of place, as the terroir makes a significant impression on this wine. (Best 2017-2027) - September, 2017 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: September, 2017
  • Producer: Red Car
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2017-2027
  • Estimated Value: $80
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Fort Ross-Seaview
  • Importer: N/A

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