2007 Red Car Pinot Noir “Trolley” Sonoma Coast.
This is a rich and creamy wine that has lots of lush fruit and classic Pinot character. Red Car has a cult following and produce only a tiny amount of each bottling, mainly Syrah, but has got a lot of attention for the interesting Pinot Noirs. This wine shows the ripe fruit and depth of the 2007 vintage perfectly and is a pleasure in the glass all ready. The fruit is dark colored and sweet with a heady perfume and is framed by creamy toasty oak from the French barrels. Everything here screams quality and focus in a clean modern way. The fruit is a mixed of plumy black fruit and spicy red fruits with plum, cherry, raspberry and tangy sweet red currant all seamless on the palate. There is lots of layers, but is very fruit driven with vibrant young flavors and a full body, though with age should develop classic floral and mineral notes with Asian spices and smoky vanilla. ($45-50 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive
*can be ordered through RANCHO CELLARS