2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir | Red Car Wine Company | Winestyr

2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

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Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA

By: Red Car Wine Company

In: Sebastopol, CA

750mL / 13.3% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is a complex and restrained style of Pinot Noir from some of Sonoma County's coolest, most coastal vineyards. This wine is equal parts fruit and earth, but it has a nice backbone of spice. Structurally, this wine is fantastic. Deft on the palate with just enough grip and brightness, this wine embodies the true meaning of elegance in a sleek and sexy package. This wine would be great for all fans of Pinot Noir, but specifically those who enjoy red Burgundy or other cooler weather styles.

What We Love

  • Deft and elegant on the palate
  • Complex layers of fruit, earth, and spice
  • 93 pts Wine Enthusiast

Another stellar Pinot Noir from one of the original champions of cool climate agriculture.


At Red Car, we believe that we are stewards of the land – dedicated to being environmentally and socially responsible to our community. To us, sustainability goes beyond farming practices in our vineyards; it's who we are. Our values reflect those of a limited-production winery and small team inspired by the topography and environment where we grow our cool-climate wines. We appreciate that our wines speak directly from the soil and maritime climate and with that, we find it our mission to be environmentally and socially aware.


Red Car was first imagined during a trip to the coastal mountains of western Sonoma County. There was a clear sense that this was the place where Red Car should settle, a place to call home. That morning’s sights and smells of the Pacific fog mixing with the giant redwoods as the sunshine pushed it back out to sea inspired in the founders a harmony with nature. They felt connected to the hum of the land and couldn’t wait to express its uniqueness in their wines. The inaugural vintage for Red Car was 2000 and since then they have achieved soaring heights for their stunning cool weather wines. The winery name is a tribute to trolley cars that serviced Los Angeles through the first half of the 20th century. It serves as a reminder of the founders' original connection to the City of Angels, the place that inspired them to dream.

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