Red Car Syrah Tomorrowland 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The 2007 Tomorrowland Syrah is a wine of refinement and purity from splendid cool-climate Sonoma vineyards. Rich yet restrained notes of cured meat, dark chocolate, and underbrush coat the palate. Vibrant essences of violets, cooked herbs, Turkish tobacco, and espresso grounds stimulate the nose. Drinking it transports you to a distant dream.
"Dense and chewy, showing exotic earth, tar, wild berry and pebble flavors that are intense and concentrated, still echoing hints of fermentation aromas. Ends with full-bodied, chewy tannins. Best from 2010 through 2016. 647 cases made."
"The dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Syrah Tomorrowland exhibits more forest floor, blueberry, black raspberry, and cassis characteristics. Rich, full-bodied, and dense with silky tannins as well as a layered mouthfeel, it should be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Even while leading with a hint of bias to ripeness, this wine has plenty of lively, keenly focused varietal fruit on the positive side of the ledger, and it backs it up with notes of black pepper spice and rich earth seasonings that further expand its varietal precision. It is full but not heavy in body, starts with a nice bit of suppleness at the front of the palate and is fairly well-balanced from front to back. Its flavors are deep and polished, and it finishes with fine-grained tannins in support."
Good, sturdy, dependable wine.
- 6/1/2011 (6 items) (viewed 69 times)
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Red Car uses meticulous viticulture and transparent winemaking to craft wines with authentic character and originality. Combining old and new world techniques, we minimize manipulation so the fruit can faithfully express the cool climate personality of the Sonoma Coast.
Red Car was founded by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin in 2000 with 50 cases of Syrah from a single ton of grapes....
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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...
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(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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