Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview
Barrels produced: 24
Red Car's Estate Vineyard is continuing to prove itself, year by year, as an extraordinary site in the West Sonoma Coast. It is blessed with sandstone soils left from an ancient inland sea known as the Ohlson Ranch Formation. The vineyard sites high on a coastal mountain ridge, in the northern most part of the chilly and mountainous Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. Its close proximity to the ocean moderates temperatures and makes it susceptible to rain and fog during the flowering season, which keeps yields low. This by far is one of our best displays of cold-climate Pinot Noir, capturing a unique sense of place, and offering an elegant display of bright red fruit notes intertwined with undertones of baking spice.