macrosThe 2014 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Sonoma Coast Syrah is indicative of what is possible for cool climate Syrah as it captures the essence of the region. A blend from our single-vineyard sites, a sultry inkiness and chewy fine tannin set the state for present enjoyment or lay-down potential. Aged in 500-liter oak puncheons with a reduced wine to barrel surface ratio allows for minimal sulfite addition. Always a classic, the 2014 Las Colinas will warm the soul on the coolest of fall evenings.


The 2014 Las Colinas Syrah has substantial concentration surrounding a ruby-moving-to-purple core. Fruit of all colors begin to shape this wine - namely red raspberry, ripe blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Fruit quickly gives way to more savory textures and tones recognized by nose and palate. A wild character conjures up herbs de provence, clove, curing spices, and slight grilling char. This Sonoma Coast Syrah also exhibits moderate mineral character along with an earthiness most readily coming through on the palate.

NEW RELEASE: FALL 2016

 
 


GROWERS:

Radio-Coteau, Greta Mesics, Eva Auchincloss, Richard Prather
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Western Sonoma County
VARIETAL:
Syrah
SELECTION:
Durell #1, 470, 877, 383
HARVEST DATE:
September 2nd – November 5th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 
 

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(90–93) points *barrel sample*
“The Syrah Las Colinas is one of my favorite wines in the Radio-Coteau lineup, as it is once again in 2014. Made from a blend of three sites, the Las Colinas presents a more forward, fruit-driven style than the other Radio-Coteau Syrahs, making it a terrific introduction to these wines. I very much like the sense of energy and tension here. Hints of violet and lavender add the closing shades of nuance. Vineyard sources are Cherry Camp, Timbervine and Harrison Grade.”— Antonio Galloni

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2016 Radio-Coteau

 

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