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2011 Red Car Zephyr Farms Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Latest Sale Price

April 17, 2016 - $45

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RATINGS

93Wine Enthusiast

Bright, floral and intriguingly juicy, it reveals incredible brightness, all red cherry with hints of lavender and violet...fully formed, mid-weight with a touch of oak on the finish...

91Stephen Tanzer

Spicy redcurrant and raspberry scents are complemented by sexy Asian spice and mineral nuances and a hint of blood orange. Shows very good focus and cut on the palate, offering intense red fruit and spice cake flavors and building sweetness. Taut and energetic on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, smoothly integrated tannins.

91Burghound.com

...elegant red cherry and raspberry aromas... There is good verve and lovely detail to the beautifully textured medium weight flavors...

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.