2013 Red Car Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 495 cases, $68. This vineyard overlooks the town of Bodega, 5 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Average harvest Brix 21.9º. Calera and “828” clones planted in Goldridge sandy loam. 10% whole cluster. Aged 12 months in 20% new and 80% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Enthralling nose that really drew me into the glass with aromas of red berries, brier, rose petal and spice. Lighter weighted, but generously endowed with vivid strawberry, raspberry, red cherry and spice flavors backed by juicy acidity and backseat tannins. Impeccable balance in this deftly composed and classy wine. Score: 93. Reviewed November 22, 2015

Winery: Red Car Wine Co.
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir