2013 Red Car Zephyr Farms Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., TA 0.51, 388 cases, $68. Vineyard is located 6.7 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the hills above Freestone. Average harvest Brix 23ยบ. Clones 777, 667 and 115 planted in Goldridge sandy loam. 10% whole cluster. Aged 12 months in 13% new and 87% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enticing aromas of purple berries, purple grapes and damp earth bring persistence on the nose. Silky and long on the palate, with flavors of black cherry, ollaliberry and spice. Nicely ripened fruit with phenolic majesty and welcome brightness. Modest tannins make for easy drinking now, and the juicy cut leads to a mouthwatering finish. Score: 93. Reviewed November 22, 2015

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