Single-varietal Roussanne is extraordinarily rare in California and cool-climate versions are rarer still. This varietal is very slow to ripen and notoriously difficult to grow, but as we’re sure you’ve noticed, we love challenges. The Vivio Vineyard lies in the path of the cool coastal fog as it enters Bennett Valley from the Petaluma wind gap. There are some days when this site is under a heavy layer of fog longer than our most coastal vineyards. This is usually the last fruit we pick every year. Red Car is proud to be one of a handful of wineries tackling this challenging grape. We do it for love and passion. This is a California original not to be missed.
Taste: Honeycomb, white flowers, Asian pear