2016 Red Car, Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast & Mendocino Ridge.
The Red Car wines have all raised their quality levels with the 2014 Pinots really showing well, but don’t forget their wonderful pink Pinot, which is dynamically fresh and flavorful. The 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir uses specially picked lots of early picked grapes from the Sonoma Coast and from a special plot up in Mendocino Ridge, which gives this wine it’s vital energy and lively character, while the Sonoma coast fruit adds the class and juicy fruit purity. This 2016 is so fresh with zesty citrus, sour cherry, strawberry and watermelon fruits along with a steely brisk frame and rosewater, snappy herb/spice. This clear and crisp Rose of Pinot Noir makes for a light and dreamy wine that gains a bit of depth with air, but stays tart and tangy making for a vibrant and refreshing summer wine, perfect and stylish for warm days and evenings and tasty with an array of foods and or outside sipping, even more fun in magnum of course if you can find them. Red Car really impresses with a selection of pretty wines that are much more charming and have more subtlety than has been the case in the past, keep an eye out for them, especially the Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir.
($26 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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