tender buds Planted and organically farmed by proprietor Arturo Robledo and his son Art Jr., this benchland vineyard has multiple clonal selections and is located on Laguna Road, just east of Vine Hill. As the vines mature and root systems become more established, the fruit character depth continues, while maintaining an inherent silky fingerprint. A proud milestone since we began crafting this wine in 2010, we chose to hold the 2014 Laguna Russian River Valley Pinot Noir “over vintage”. In December 2015, the wine entered the bottle, in-house unfined and unfiltered, after a 16–month élevage in a third new tight–grained French oak. Alas, Laguna is growing up.

The 2014 Radio-Coteau Laguna Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley is delicate when poured into glass. The transparent ruby core of moderate concentration accurately foreshadows the fruit character that underlies it. Freshly picked blueberry, red cherry, and red apple beckon the nose and palate, while freshly turned potting soil drives the earthier character. Upon tasting, the fruit continues to evolve into peels and preserved fruit elements - namely citrus zest and raspberry liqueur. Unmistakable tea leaf is recognized on the palate along with a mild crushed rock minerality which maintains the medium body and directed attack of this pinot noir.

RELEASED: Spring 2016
 
 

GROWERS:

Arturo Robledo
APPELLATION:
Russian River Valley
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Laguna Road, Sebastopol
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
667, Martini, Mt. Eden, Calera, 828
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 2008
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge
HARVEST DATE:
August 24th – 29th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
93 points
“The 2014 Pinot Noir Laguna captures the racy, exuberant side of the Russian River. Sweet red berries, tobacco, anise, dried rose petal and crushed flowers flesh out as this supple, open-knit Pinot shows off its considerable personality. The 2014 is already inviting and deeply expressive.” —Antonio Galloni



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