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Red Car Chardonnay 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - Velvety smooth in sublime flavors of green apple and toasted oak, this wine takes a light approach to ripeness, allowing for the tart...
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Red Car Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is rich, ample and creamy, with notable depth from the 45 year-old vines. A wine of striking...
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Red Car Pinot Noir 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2016 Pinot Noir Estate Vineyard is the deepest and most powerful of the Red Car Pinots. All the elements of the house style come...
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Red Car Pinot Noir Fort Ross Seaview Estate 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - An exceptional sense of detail and precision on the nose of this with fine, red-berry and sous-bois notes and blue fruit in behind. The...
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Red Car Pinot Noir Heaven & Earth Bohemian Station 2015 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2015 Pinot Noir Heaven & Earth is a deep, boisterous, exuberant wine with real depth and power. The dark cherry, plum, licorice,...
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Red Car Rose 2018 750ml

Rated 91 - Barrel-fermented in neutral French oak, this is a light, bright and hugely refreshing wine, citrus-driven in lemon peel and grapefruit....
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Red Car Rose 2019 750ml

Rated 94 - This wine offers an effusive burst of fresh strawberry, tangerine and wildflower that delivers energy and life. Light, stony and...
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Red Car Syrah 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - This wine is peppery and leathery, with a rustic rambling edginess. Tart varietal flavors of black cherry, black pepper and a feral...
Red Car Wine

California Wine, Santa Maria

About Red Car Winery and Vineyard

Red Car's winery is located in Santa Maria and the main office is in Culver City, California. Winemaking is storytelling. That is the philosophy behind every Red Car bottle. The labels, front and back, tell stories. Each series is its own novella. Ride the train with the existentialist in the Trolley series. Step into the ring with an aging boxer in The Fight. Have a drink with a minx in Amour Fou.

Red Car was founded by Carroll Kemp and Mark Estrin in 2000 with a 50 case production of syrah from a single ton of grapes. The intent was simple: Source great grapes, make great wine and market it in an inventive, original way. They picked the name as a tribute to the streetcars of Southern California from the first 60 years of the 20th century. The "red cars" provided transportation in a romanticized time and place. This is the sentiment that Red Car labels strive to emulate.

Carroll founded Red Car along with Mark Estrin in 2000. He made the company's first vintage at his home in Los Angeles. In January of 2004 he started full time with Red Car. Mark Estrin founded Red Car with Carroll in 2000. He passed away May 7, 2005.

Red Car's consulting winemaker is Sashi Moorman. fter graduating from Vassar and cooking as a line chef in Manhattan, he became the assistant winemaker for Ojai Vineyards, one of California's original Rhone Rangers. Assisting winemaker is Chris King. He grew up in Santa Barbara and graduated from University of California, Santa Barabra where he studied botany, geology, and soil ecology.


Trolley Series

The Fight

Amour Fou

Some like it Red

Boxcar Syrah

Boxcar Pinot

Think Pink

The Table

The Dreaming Detective