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Red Car Syrah Napa Valley the Fight 2007

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Wine Advocate Review Rated 90 A sensational bargain, this 2,600-case cuvee is 100% Boxcar Syrah aged ten months in primarily neutral French oak. Its dense purple color is accompanied by aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice, pepper, and forest floor, an opulent texture, and a rich, fleshy finish. Consume it over the next 2-3 years. Wine Tasting Notes The Boxcar Syrah is deeply concentrated yet beautifully weightless. Rainier cherries, purple pears, and Earl Grey tea with Bergamot unfold on the palate with intriguing complexity. Slight undertones of caramel and wild sage enliven the nose while rich dark fruits give the body curves. Garnet colored with a lavender halo, this Sonoma Coast syrah is a high-polished jewel.

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Red Car:
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. Besides an en... Read more
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. Besides an enthusiasm for wine, they also shared a Hollywood background – Carroll as producer, Mark as screenwriter. Their intent was simple: source great grapes, make great wine and market it in an inventive, original way. The winery name is a tribute to the electric trolley cars that ran throughout Los Angeles from the late 19th century through the early 1960’s. These "red cars" provided transportation in a romanticized time and place. We strive to make wines that are similarly memorable and transportive. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Red Car Syrah Napa Valley the Fight

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,831
4.50 5
02/01/2011

A bit hot on the nose but with huge smoked meat, hickory nut, and boysenberry and pomegranate syrup fruit aromas that have a peachy edge to them. This is gently spicy with a light mineral/mint/cinnamon tone on the nose and a light veneer of wood spice. Big and tart on entry with lots of acid lending this a wild cherry, sour wild berry fruit tone. There's a bit of medicinal detail on the mid-palate with very soft tannins that are completely concealed by the candied red fruits. This is really packed with fresh fruits in a very taut style that presents as fairly lean at the moment. Wonderfully well balanced and deceptively smooth and polished. With some time in the cellar this should continue to open and reveal more density in a rather velvetty style. Long today with a bit of spice and heat on the finish as well as an attractive, dry mouthwatering mineral finale. 91pts


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Snooth User: iconsam
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4.00 5
02/02/2011

Rich body with nice jammy notes. Smooth and silky. Something I can drink all night, with or without food.


External Reviews for Red Car Syrah Napa Valley the Fight

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

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. -JL Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2007 Red Car Tomorrowland Syrah 750ml



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Wine Advocate Review Rated 90 A sensational bargain, this 2,600-case cuvee is 100% Boxcar Syrah aged ten months in primarily neutral French oak. Its dense purple color is accompanied by aromas of creme de cassis, blackberries, licorice, pepper, and forest floor, an opulent texture, and a rich, fleshy finish. Consume it over the next 2-3 years. Wine Tasting Notes The Boxcar Syrah is deeply concentrated yet beautifully weightless. Rainier cherries, purple pears, and Earl Grey tea with Bergamot unfold on the palate with intriguing complexity. Slight undertones of caramel and wild sage enliven the nose while rich dark fruits give the body curves. Garnet colored with a lavender halo, this Sonoma Coast syrah is a high-polished jewel.

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