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the pickIn the heart of the Russian River Valley, the Alberigi Vineyard, sourced exclusively by Radio-Coteau and farmed organically, lies on a stretch of Vine Hill Road renowned for its Goldridge soils. Vintage 2013 was a decadent year, and we included 19% whole cluster in the fermenter. An energetic undercurrent runs through the 2013 Alberigi, and while remaining consistently feminine, verve hums within this vintage. We look forward to seeing how this wine evolves in bottle.

The 2013 Radio-Coteau Alberigi Pinot Noir holds a transparent ruby color foreshadowing the high-toned fruit and mineral-driven wine that is to follow. Red cherry, ripe red raspberry, and fresh plum harmonize with well-established minerality. Savory fruits counterbalanced with the mineral character keep the acidity well rounded and lend the Alberigi Pinot Noir a velvety mouthfeel. A second sip further reveals lavender notes, and a slight smokiness adds to the wine intrigue and the site from which it is sourced. Drinking gracefully in the present or cellar for 7-10 years.


Current Release: Spring 2015

 
   

GROWERS:

Paul Donaldson
APPELLATION:
Russian River Valley
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
Dijon 777, 115, 114
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 2001
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge
HARVEST DATE:
August 29th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 

VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015
(92–94) points
“The 2013 Pinot Noir Alberigi is a bit more structured and tannic than the Laguna, Radio Coteau's other Russian River Pinot. Savory herbs, tobacco, smoke and game flesh out in a powerful, intense Pinot to enjoy over the next decade. The use of partial whole clusters (19%) adds considerable nuance.”— Antonio Galloni


 

 
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