Red Car produces site-specific wines, focused on achieving bright acidity and lively aromatics. Sustainability is at the core of why we exist. We operate each part of the business from the belief that less is more. We are stewards of the land and of the people who consume our wine to ensure harmony with the Earth. We farm organically to protect the soil and our consumers from artificial chemical intervention. At each harvest, this philosophy makes its way into the cellar where we allow our wines to purely express each vineyard’s unique character. We achieve this by using native yeast fermentation and minimal intervention practices.
The Hagan Vineyard perches high above the edge of the continent fully facing the cold Pacific Ocean on the esteemed Taylor Lane west of Occidental. Dramatic, awe-inspiring and windswept, it produces wines of extraordinary complexity and perfume. This is the third release of our Hagan Vineyard Pinot Noir and we have quickly learned that this site produces the most “masculine” style of Pinot Noir in the Red Car portfolio. This is a sinuous wine with dark fruit notes integrated with orange citrus, minerality and clove. This 2014 vintage shows vibrant acidity, bringing a lively mouthfeel to this dark, brooding Pinot Noir.