2013 Red Car Doc’s Ranch Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., TA 0.51, 75 cases, $68. This vineyard is located at 900 feet elevation, 4.7 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Swan clone planted in Yorkville loam soil. Average Harvest Brix 21.8º. 10% whole cluster. Aged 12 months in 100% neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of red fruits, wilted rose and spice lead to a lightly weighted palate of cranberry, strawberry and raspberry fruits. Very delicate, with good cut on the very modest finish. A very pretty wine that is well-crafted, but doesn’t have enough to hold my full attention. Apparently this was all the vineyard could give in this vintage. Score: 89. Reviewed November 22, 2015

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