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2007 Red Car Vivió Vineyard Twenty Two Syrah

ITEM 8468789 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8477296 2 $25 Oct 9, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

...Midweight red and dark berry compote flavors stain the palate, with dusty tannins providing shape. The peppery note repeats on the finish, which is tightly focused and impressively persistent...

90Wine Spectator

Spicy, ripe, rich and layered, with dark red and black fruits, black cherry, wild berry and huckleberry. Full-bodied and intense, turning to mineral and graphite, with firming tannins on the finish.

PRODUCER

Red Car

Red Car is Sonoma Coast producer founded in 2000 by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin, a pair of amateur winemakers who had both worked in Hollywood’s movie business. They decided to name their wine enterprise after the electric trolley cars that ran throughout Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century. Red Car makes a portfolio of wines under several labels, but its prestige label in the Reserve, which includes Pinot Noir, Syrah and Roussane.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.

VINTAGE

2007 Red Car Vivió Vineyard Twenty Two Syrah

444 cases produced