The 2013 Las Colinas Sonoma Coast Syrah is a pomme-violette blend from our four vineyard-designated, cool-climate Syrah sites. Dusty Lane (49%) comprises the complex core, while Timbervine (31%) adds a strong masculine component. Cherry Camp (11%) accompanies with feminine power, and the Harrison Grade Estate Syrah (9%) rounds out the wine with vibrant energy. The 2013 vintage of Las Colinas was fermentation with an overall 10% stem inclusion, and was bottled in January 2015 after a 16 month barrel and puncheon élevage.
The 2013 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah, blood red in hue, represents cool-climate Syrah from western Sonoma County. This snapshot has an intriguing nose that begins with dark and blue fruit. Blueberries, black raspberries, and blackberries abound with further hints of black olive. A potpourri of violets emerge upon tasting, while graphite and char tones lend this wine a mineral character and further heighten the complexity. Drink now or hold, collector’s choice.
John Dierke, Greta Mesics, Eva Auchincloss, Richard Prather, Radio-Coteau
Western Sonoma County
Alban, Durell #1, Entav selections, mystery
September 8th – October 21st
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
THE WINE ADVOCATE, #221, October 2015
“I was blown away by the four Syrahs that Eric Sussman is producing. The 2013 Syrah Las Colinas comes from three cool-climate sites and is aged predominantly in 500-liter wood puncheons before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine offers loads of almost Côte-Rôtie-like black olive tapenade, grilled meats, steak tartare, blackberry and cassis. It is full-bodied, dense and rich, but with sweet tannin and just enough acidity for vibrancy and delineation. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. ” —Robert M. Parker Jr
VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015
“Radio-Coteau's 2013 Syrah Las Colinas, a blend of several top sites, is impressive. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke and spice notes meld together in a racy, voluptuous Syrah. The 2013 is quite soft and fleshy, with lovely vibrancy to the flavors and fabulous overall balance. A dollop of whole clusters adds aromatic nuance.”— Antonio Galloni
THE WINE ADVOCATE #216, December 2014
“Aged 16 months in neutral French oak, the meaty 2013 Syrah Los Colinas exhibits notes of bacon fat, roasted herbs, blackcurrants and black cherries. This impressively endowed 2013 should turn out to be a delicious, fruit-forward Syrah to drink in its first 7-8 years of life.” — Robert M. Parker Jr.