Red Car

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.1188 ratings
9.047 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Scott C

Founder / Co-director SR Wine imports

8.8

Good acidity , nice aromatics . But darker fruit spectrum . Even though the alcohol is only 13.1 the finish feels like higher alcohol .

Good acidity , nice aromatics . But darker fruit spectrum . Even though the alcohol is only 13.1 the finish feels like higher alcohol .

Apr 12th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

IPOB. Restraint and moderate ripeness can lead to very mute wines with this producer, but this showed some flesh as well.

IPOB. Restraint and moderate ripeness can lead to very mute wines with this producer, but this showed some flesh as well.

May 26th, 2018
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.2

Pure & silky Pinot Noir. Wish there was another drop!

Pure & silky Pinot Noir. Wish there was another drop!

4 people found it helpfulAug 15th, 2014
Amy Lieberfarb

Fruit forward great example of cool climate vineyard and hand sorted grapes. Ruby red color...raspberry, cherry, hint baking spice...still young... always LOVE Red Car Coastal Pinot!

Fruit forward great example of cool climate vineyard and hand sorted grapes. Ruby red color...raspberry, cherry, hint baking spice...still young... always LOVE Red Car Coastal Pinot!

2 people found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Max Gottesfeld

Elegant raspberry acidity slightly peppery. Simple on flavors. Complex on structure.

Elegant raspberry acidity slightly peppery. Simple on flavors. Complex on structure.

2 people found it helpfulMar 13th, 2015
Ken Blair

Sales Director for Preston Vineyards

9.0

Really killer on the 2nd day

Really killer on the 2nd day

2 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015
John Willison

Burgundy color. Bright red fruit and barnyard on the nose. Initial ripe cherry and raspberry, followed by a bit of mushroom and earth, and then a cherry cola finish with a bit of heat. Enough going on.

Burgundy color. Bright red fruit and barnyard on the nose. Initial ripe cherry and raspberry, followed by a bit of mushroom and earth, and then a cherry cola finish with a bit of heat. Enough going on.

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
John Willison

Bright, deep burgundy color. Great contrast to Biggio Hamina Pinot. Both good wines, in a different way. This one, deeper red fruit, dark cherry and cola on the nose. Bright red fruit, a bit of mushroom and earth in the mid palate, and then deeper red fruit, cola, and a good balance of acidity on the finish. Hangs on for a bit. Well made, and enjoyable.

Bright, deep burgundy color. Great contrast to Biggio Hamina Pinot. Both good wines, in a different way. This one, deeper red fruit, dark cherry and cola on the nose. Bright red fruit, a bit of mushroom and earth in the mid palate, and then deeper red fruit, cola, and a good balance of acidity on the finish. Hangs on for a bit. Well made, and enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2015
John Willison

Dark burgundy color. Deep raspberry, dark cherry, with some dried tobacco leaves on the nose. Opens up over time. Initially sweet raspberry, round red fruit, and then earth, stony fruit. Long, lingering finish. Licorice...keeps going. Nice.

Dark burgundy color. Deep raspberry, dark cherry, with some dried tobacco leaves on the nose. Opens up over time. Initially sweet raspberry, round red fruit, and then earth, stony fruit. Long, lingering finish. Licorice...keeps going. Nice.

1 person found it helpfulOct 2nd, 2015
Bryant Bickel

Never ever disappoints great producer!

Never ever disappoints great producer!

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2015