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Red Car Wine Co.
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Our goal is to make wines of rich concentration that offer aromatic complexity, varietal transparency, and vivid separation between the layers of subtle flavors. We want our wines to excite the palate and the mind. Great wines are first and foremost a result of superb raw material. This means carefully chosen sites, cutting edge viticulture, and, of course, low yields. Using both old world and modern techniques, we allow that material to show its unique character by doing as little as possible to manipulate it. We are lovers of wine, not wood. We'll utilize French oak as a spice, to enhance but not overwhelm the wine. In order to avoid stripping away flavor and aroma, we do not intend to fine or filter.
Culver City, CA
Phone: (310) 839-7300
Website: http://www.red-car-wine.com
Appellation: South Coast
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2000 Syrah, The Window

Red Car's debut release is called The Window. It is 100% Syrah blended from selected parcels of the San Marcos Vineyard in Paso Robles and the Colson Canyon Vineyard in Santa Maria ... more. The San Marcos fruit was picked at 25.5 brix. It was practically bursting with wild blueberry, white pepper and hickory smoke. The Colson fruit came in at a lower 24 brix, but zesty and firm and with the snap of a fresh Gravenstein apple. The Window has loads of rich fruit, smoke and spice with a racy, bracing acidity. It is drinkable upon release but should evolve stylishly for 5 to 7 years. It spent a year in barrels made for the Grand Vin at Chateau Margaux.
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2006 Syrah, Speakeasy

Speakeasy is our “coolest” wine so far — in its climate, fruit, and style. It is dominated by cooler climate flavors because over 70% of its grapes hail from true cool climate regi ... moreons. This evolving style is the result of trying to produce more sophisticated and graceful syrah. The lush tastes of wild Maine blueberries, Ranier cherries, licorice and Kona coffee are balanced and refined. The percentage of new oak has been lowered, too, allowing the mouthfeel to be linear yet silky. Scents of crushed peppercorn, fresh grass, and clove come off the nose with a hint of orange rind. Elegance has spoken.
more about Pinot Noir, Amour Fou
Pinot Noir
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2006 Pinot Noir, Amour Fou

As we source cooler climate sites for pinot noir, the style of Amour Fou is evolving. In fact, the 2006 Amour Fou is now a Sonoma Coast appellation wine. The vineyard blend is La B ... moreoheme (60%), Zio Tony (24%), and Bartolomei (16%). These growing areas give bright concentrated flavors with lower alcohols and higher natural acids while remaining rich and flavorful. The Amour Fou label story, however, remains the same. It is a voyeuristic look into a naughty '40s romance. The pangs and punishment of desire unfold with each vintage.
more about Boxcar Syrah
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2006 Boxcar Syrah

The 2006 Boxcar syrah is a stellar wine at a smashing price. Big yet balanced, this syrah captivates with tastes of wild blackberries, smoked bacon, white pepper and iodine. Its he ... moready and aromatic nose imbues lilac, pine, and ocean fog. It feels like satin in the mouth and finishes seamlessly. Delicious.
more about Boxcar Pinot
Pinot Noir
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2006 Boxcar Pinot

The 2006 Boxcar Pinot Noir is true to its Russian River Valley roots in flavor and structure. Lush and mouthwatering, it bursts of wild raspberry, Lambert cherry, and cardamom spic ... moree. The nose offers up tea leaves and rhubarb pie, while the finish is smooth and satisfying. Pretty yet powerful, this second select wine tastes top notch.
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2006 Boxcar Rose

Crisp, poised, and evenly structured, this rose imbues a summer vibe with notes of raspberry, peach, Nile lily, and white chocolate. Essence of lemon meringue pie gives the nose a ... morelift. It’s pink sunshine in a glass. Perfect for beach parties and patio gatherings, this affordable gem allows you to freely indulge your warm weather entertaining whims. Serve chilled.
more about Syrah, Vinyl
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2006 Syrah, Vinyl

Vinyl doesn't just sing, it rocks. The flavors electrify and linger till the final note. Fresh plums, blueberry crisp, loganberry jam and wild fennel coat the mouth. Wafts of frees ... moreia and pinon give it a heady buzz while moss and crushed seashell offer subtle earthiness. Medium bodied but intense, this syrah is a sure crowd pleaser. Encore!
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2005 Syrah, Shake Rattle Roll

We are thrilled with Shake Rattle Roll because its uncanny balance on the surface belies a deep concentration of flavors. The color is inky purple yet the initial presence on the p ... morealate is one of harmony. Then it explodes with a sweet blackberry liqueur mixed with acacia flowers, espresso and barbecue sauce. More balanced than earlier vintages, it showcases the evolution in our winemaking style.
more about Syrah, The Fight
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2005 Syrah, The Fight

The 2005 The Fight is a mighty wine. It packs a wallop with blackberries, blueberries and tar. The layers of leather, beefsteak, and cherry cola make it complex and impactful. The ... moreviognier gives it lift and vibrancy. Hints of cedar come off the nose. Decant for indulging now or cellar it until the next round. Goes well with big game.
more about Pinot Noir, Amour Fou
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2005 Pinot Noir, Amour Fou

It reveals a true marriage of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast flavors. Perfumed with exotic spices and subtle violet notes, the aroma seduces you. Its body is soft and supple ... more, yet focused and firm. Tastes of cherry, framboise, bittersweet chocolate, and cardamom coax the palate. Intrinsic minerality rounds off the mouthfeel. Enjoy with abandon.
more about Boxcar Syrah
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2005 Boxcar Syrah

The 2005 Boxcar Syrah is a serious wine without a serious price. Produced with the same meticulous attention to detail as Red Car's upper-tier bottlings, this wine is the second se ... morelections from top-notch vineyards Vivio, Watch Hill, Laetitia, Shadow Canyon, and Thompson. Mouthwatering and lush with essences of blackberries, espresso, and dusty tannins, this wine is ready to drink now but will be even better with six months to a year additional aging.
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Pinot Noir
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2005 Boxcar Pinot

The 2005 Boxcar Pinot Noir is expensive in its taste but not in its cost. Delicate and bursting with ripe cherries and plums, its juicy front palate has smooth elegant tannins on t ... morehe finish. Produced from grapes harvested from eminent Russian River Valley vineyards, this is Red Car's second select pinot noir. It is balanced with bright acid with an aromatic nose of cinnamon and cloves. Enjoy this affordable jewel now.
more about Pinot Noir, The Aphorist
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2005 Pinot Noir, The Aphorist

Elegant and intense with dazzling complexities, no note in this wine upstages the other. This refined pinot noir is embossed with black raspberry, violet and plum notes and infused ... more with the essence of forest floor. The nose evokes a bouquet of roses with a slight hint of cinnamon. Nice legs, too.
more about Syrah, Twenty Two
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2005 Syrah, Twenty Two

Twenty Two shares the same deep, concentrated blackberry and currant fruit seen in its sibling SRR but has taken on a measured minerality with hints of iris, lingonberry and twig. ... moreLike its inspiration, it goes well with jazz.
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Rosé
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2005 Think Pink

Fresh, crisp, and flirty on the tongue, it’s our spring fling in a bottle. Ruby red and plump with the sunburst tartness of Bing cherries, white raspberries, and orange blossoms, e ... moreach sip evokes a balcony setting overlooking the Mediterranean. It accompanies well with light meals, especially picnics. Also perfect for afternoon gatherings, outdoor concerts, and boat rides. Serve very chilled.
more about Red Wind
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2004 Red Wind

The 2004 Red Wind is the next vintage of our Trolley Series. We call it Red Wind after the hot, dry off-shore winds that periodically blast Los Angeles. It is thick purple to the r ... moreim of the glass. The aromas are wild blueberries and violets. It literally explodes in the mouth with blue and black fruit flavors, giving one’s palate the sense of a sweet, round center held together by a vibrant acidity.
more about Syrah, The Fight
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2004 Syrah, The Fight

The 2004 The Fight is pure power. This 100% Syrah is very masculine. It fills your mouth like a bite of Porterhouse steak. Chewy tastes of Cuban cigar, blackberries, and blackstrap ... more molasses round it off. Its opaque purple color even resembles a deep bruise. It serves well with savory, indulgent foods like Kurobuta pork or bacon-wrapped figs. Not for lightweights.
more about Pinot Noir, Amour Fou
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2004 Pinot Noir, Amour Fou

The 2004 Amour Fou is 100% Pinot Noir. A majority (53%) of the fruit comes from the inaugural harvest of the D. Giovanetti Vineyard, which is in Green Valley, a cool sub-appellatio ... moren of the Russian River Valley. This vineyard is a monopole for Red Car. We expect great things from this site. In the future it may become our first vineyard designated pinot. The remainder (47%) of the fruit is from two clones (828 and 777) of the Sleeping Beauty Vineyard, which is owned and farmed by George Martinelli.
more about Boxcar Syrah
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2004 Boxcar Syrah

The 2004 Boxcar Syrah is a serious wine without a serious price. Produced with the same meticulous attention to detail as Red Car's upper-tier bottlings, this wine is the second se ... morelections from top-notch vineyards Perry, Vivio, Watch Hill, Laetitia, Shadow Canyon, Wittstrom, and Thompson. Mouthwatering and lush with essences of blackberries, espresso, and dusty tannins, this wine is ready to drink now but will be even better with six months to a year additional aging.
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2004 Boxcar Pinot

The 2004 Boxcar Pinot Noir is expensive in taste but not in cost. Delicate and bursting with ripe cherries and plums, its juicy front palate has smooth elegant tannins on the finis ... moreh. Produced from grapes harvested from eminent Russian River Valley vineyards, this is Red Car's second select pinot noir. It is balanced with bright acid with an aromatic nose of cinnamon and cloves. Enjoy this affordable jewel now.
more about All Night Radio
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2003 All Night Radio

This blend of old vines Thompson and Colson Canyon is the classic marriage of warm and cool climates. Most of the cooperage here is from the Italian firm of Gamba, who supply such ... morewineries as Angelo Gaja, Tignanello, and Sassicaia, with much of their wood. Gamba wraps itself around this wine like a pair of midnight blue cashmere gloves. The nose is dense blueberry, black cherry, and blackberry. The palate is thick and plush with soft finishing tannins.
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2003 Syrah, The Fight

The 2003 The Fight is almost exclusively from the Richard Perry Vineyard in the Coombsville area of Napa County. This site always gives raw steak, plum and red licorice flavors. Th ... moreis year we also blended in a dash of wine from the old vines section of the Thompson Vineyard (Santa Barbara County), which interlaced the Perry flavors with the essence of soy and iodine. Interestingly, both vineyards are planted with the Estrella clone. Thompson is even own-rooted. It was raised in 100% new French oak for 14 months, bottled by gravity, unfined and unfiltered.
more about Pinot Noir, Amour Fou
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2003 Pinot Noir, Amour Fou

The 2003 Amour Fou represents a style very similar to the 02. The blend is comprised of 70% Keefer Ranch and 30% George Martinelli. The color is a deep magenta, with flashes of red ... more and rose at the rim. The nose has that end of summer butter crust cherry and plum pie character that made the 02 so popular and so controversial. The mouth-feel is very rich, eschewing subtlety for pure pleasure. We recommend drinking this over the near term with something substantial – wild game, grilled duck breast or a thick pork chop with a fig, cherry or cranberry glaze. Or drink it all by itself when you need a shot of unbridled, guilty hedonism.
more about Some Like It Red
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2003 Some Like It Red

The 2003 Some Like It Red is comprised of four neutral barrels of Syrah from seven year old vines in block two of the Thompson Vineyard near Santa Barbara and one barrel of Pinot i ... moren a new Francois Freres barrel from Keefer Ranch in the Green Valley.



The wine has a deep crimson color with rose at the rim. The initial aromatics suggest bilberry, raspberry, then cranberry and a savory, meaty Syrah note that makes your mouth water. The palate impression is deep, sweet and long. We recommend an hour’s worth of decanting. Try it at your table with grilled meats.

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2002 Sugardaddy

Sugardaddy is 100% Syrah from the 2002 vintage. The composition is 40% Colson Canyon, 40% Rolling Hills, and 20% Thompson (Los Alamos). We feel that this three-vineyard blend of di ... morestinctive climates and soils has given us our best wine yet in the Red Car trolley series.



"SD" is inky blue/black in color, much darker than the two previous releases. The nose, while still reticent, offers up blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, smoked meat, and melted tar. 50% new, Seguin Moreau barrels lend a sweet oak component that helps knit everything together. SD has more weight and presence on the palate than its predecessors. The finish seems to last for minutes. In short, it’s killer juice.

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2002 Syrah, The Fight

The 2002 The Fight is 100% Syrah from the Richard Perry Vineyard, which is in the Coombsville area of Napa County. Planted in 1989, it is one of the older Syrah vineyards in Califo ... morernia. The Fight has always been exotic, perhaps due to its location in a warmer climate. The nose has elements of melted licorice, rare steak, plums, and blackberries (the kind you find growing at the edge of a country road at the very peak of ripeness). The palate is chock full of black fruit, plum and hint of licorice. It was raised in 100% new French oak for 18 months, bottled by gravity, unfined and unfiltered.
more about Pinot Noir, Amour Fou
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2002 Pinot Noir, Amour Fou

Amour Fou is a Pinot Noir blend of two Sonoma vineyards harvested in 2002. Keefer Ranch, in the Russian River Valley, accounts for 70 % of this maiden voyage, and the above mention ... moreed Clouds Rest accounts for 30%. The wine spent a total of 16 months in 60% new French oak. There’s nothing shy about Amour Fou. It is big, bold and rich. The color is a deep plum red, with a bit of rose at the edges. The nose is very “red” – frais de bois, ripe plums, cherries, vanilla and butter crust. The flavors, as we said, are quite rich. Imagine an end of the summer pie filled with red plums, strawberries, rhubarb, and cherries.
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2002 The Table

The fruit is from the Thompson Vineyard, planted in the late 80’s near the tiny town of Los Alamos in Santa Barbara County. Thompson is a very cool site ripening last of all our vi ... moreneyards. The wine is opaque in the center, flashing blue-red at the rim. The nose offers a ton of blueberries, a hint of raspberry, violets and what some people call an iodine or sea shell-like like character. There is a huge mouthful of fruit here, but considerable structure, or “cut”. The tannins are firm but rounded. Thompson makes long lived wines.
more about Some Like It Red
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2002 Some Like It Red

The 2002 Some Like It Red is comprised of 75% Syrah from the Thompson and Colson Canyon Vineyards, both of which are located in Santa Barbara County, and 22% Pinot Noir from the Cl ... moreouds Rest Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. A dash of Cabernet Sauvignon (3%) from the Shadow Canyon Vineyard near Templeton finishes this intriguing blend.



Instead of the center to rim midnight hour black of our 100% Syrahs, Some Like It Red has a lighter, pre-dawn meniscus. The nose starts with black Syrah fruit (maybe a whiff of black currant from the Cab) and a hint of meat, but then strawberry, rhubarb, rose petal and a bit of vanilla make for a very complex bouquet. The Syrah provides weight and texture. The Pinot leavens everything nicely. The flavors echo the aromatics. The finish is long.

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2001 The Stranger

The Stranger is 100% Syrah blended from two vineyards – 59% San Marcos (Paso Robles) and 41% Colson Canyon (Santa Maria). San Marcos produced an elegant, aromatic wine with smoked ... moremeat and boysenberry notes. Colson was a savage, blue-black monster, redolent of blueberries and blackberries. Both wines were gently de-stemmed then crushed by hand. Each wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts, and given long macerations on the skins - 30 days for San Marcos, 60 for Colson.



The color is dark purple. The nose (at bottling) suggests a “summer pudding” of boysenberry, blackberry and blueberry with a hint of black olive, grilled meat (steak) and a touch of vanilla from the 25% new Seguin Moreau “Haut Brion” barrels. The flavors are deep and layered with a creamy, almost decadent mouthfeel.

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2001 Some Like It Red

2001 Some Like It Red “Right Bank” is our rather liberal interpretation of a St. Emilion. The wine is 88% Cabernet Franc from the San Marcos Vineyard in Paso Robles. Syrah makes up ... more the remaining 12%. The wine spent 14 months in 40% new Seguin Moreau, Haut Brion barrels.



The color is a deep crimson. The aromatics open slowly, revealing Cuban tobacco leaf, red currant, crème de cassis, plum compote, and subtle oak. The mouth-feel is soft and velvety. The flavors are very rich with plum, more crème de cassis and vanilla. The finish on this lasts 40 seconds to a minute. With air, (and a bit decanter time to really start to shine) the damn thing smells so good it’s hard to get your nose out of the glass in order to get to the finish.

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2001 Dreaming Detective

The Dreaming Detective is pure Syrah - 90% is from the Thompson Vineyard in Santa Barbara County and 10% comes from San Marcos. This is our, uh, “big gun” of 2001. It’s the last wi ... morene of that vintage that went into our 40% new Haut Brion barrels and the last wine to be bottled. The story of this wine is that despite its size (15% alcohol) there is so much fruit and such perfect balance that it seems almost refined.

Updated on March 26, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Red Car Wine Co. at http://www.red-car-wine.com or calling (310) 839-7300 to verify the winery's location.

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