Harrison Grade is our Estate grown Syrah and is situated 800ft above sea level on a ridgetop above Occidental. Organically farmed, hand-harvested, native fermented, and bottled in-house, Harrison Grade Sonoma Coast Estate Syrah is a a true grape to glass, vertically-integrated expression by the crew at Radio-Coteau. Fermented with 36% whole cluster, the 2014 Harrison Grade Syrah aged in a third new French Puncheon (500L) for 21 months. This bottling is a cellar favorite with cool-climate spicy charm and vibrant acidity.
The 2014 Harrison Grade Sonoma Coast Syrah is the latest offering from the estate. A deep, dark purple that turns to an electric violet at the rim underscores the intensity of this bottling. Ripe black plum, black currant, and blackberry jam provide the fruit core of this Syrah. A distinct animal character of duck prosciutto is pleasant and quite memorable. The animal character is reinforced by the presence of curing spices and clove. Herbal elements of sage and licorice add further depth and intensity to this bottling. Adding to the energy and intensity of the bouquet, this wine drinks seamlessly with food, as the grainy tannin and lively acidity heighten the experience.
New Release Fall 2017