Spanish for “fog,” la neblina rolls in from the Pacific Ocean to blanket and cool the coastal Pinot Noir vineyards of western Sonoma County. La Neblina is our flagship Pinot Noir, always a cellar favorite, and is comprised of a complex array of five West County coastal sites on Goldridge soil. The 2015 La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is especially noteworthy, a vintage crafted from a light crop yield of tiny baby clusters and an intensity not always awarded. Add to this 15 percent whole cluster inclusion and a third new tight-grained French cooperage, the 2015 La Neblina showcases finesse and captures the context of the Sonoma Coast in a classic vintage.

The 2015 Radio-Coteau La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is characterized by a red fruit core concentration underlying its ruby color. Fresh cranberry, crushed raspberry, and ripe strawberry round out the red with juicy plum running a shade darker. Violets spring forth from the earth and into the wine along with the savory hint of foraged north coast mushrooms. Hiding on the nose but made known upon tasting is a pleasant aroma of orange zest. The 2015 Radio-Coteau La Neblina Pinot Noir is medium bodied and vibrant. The palate has a directed attack and high energy.

Spring 2017 Release

 
 


COASTAL CUVÉE:

La Neblina
GROWERS:
Kirk Lokka, Laguna, Alberigi, Platt, Dierke
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Sebastopol, Occidental, Bodega
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
777, 115, Martini, 667, Calera, 828
HARVEST DATE:
August 14th– September 5th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
 


VINOUS MEDIA, March 2017
93 points
“Radio-Coteau's 2015 Pinot Noir La Neblina is soft, succulent and inviting. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, spice and lavender infuse this appealing, mid-weight Pinot Noir from Radio-Coteau. A dollop of whole clusters adds aromatic nuance, but the Neblina is a wine to drink and enjoy for its
exuberant fruit expression, all done in the classic restrained Radio-Coteau style.”— Antonio Galloni

 

 
 
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