vine at sunset Expressing the unique character of a cool climate Zinfandel on Goldridge soil, Radio-Coteau’s Sonoma Coast Estate vineyard resides on a sun-drenched coastal ridge top above the town of Occidental. Lemorel is a tribute to the pioneering winegrowing family, folks who not only planted some of the first coastal Zinfandel, but also built the old historic winery back in 1906, currently still in-use though retired from original intent. A 21-month élevage and an extra year of bottle age have rounded out the 2014 vintage of Lemorel. The 2014 Lemorel Estate Zinfandel is a rare and classic bottling of old vine cool-climate Zinfandel.

The 2014 Lemorel Zinfandel hails from the estate property nestled in the hills above Occidental. Zinfandel, a novelty on the true Sonoma Coast, provides a unique expression and counterpoint to those made in warmer climes. As in past vintages, Lemorel continues to be characterized by its strong acid backbone. The acidity provides a brightness that further highlights the fruit in the wine. Dried red cherry, tart blackberry, fresh berry compote, fresh apricot, and spiced plums quarrel amongst one another to be heard. Fruit yields to a hint of violets, amongst other spices and herbs. An exotic yet faint note of sarsaparilla is perceived amongst characters of sage and thyme. Finally, the familiar baking spice aromas of vanilla bean and cinnamon provides a fitting conclusion to this special estate zinfandel.

New Release Fall 2017

 
 


GROWERS:
Radio-Coteau
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Occidental
VARIETAL:
Zinfandel
SELECTION:
Heirloom Selection
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 1946 and 1981
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge
HARVEST DATE:
September 15th



 

VINOUS MEDIA, March 2017
94 points
“The 2014 Zinfandel Lemorel Estate is one of the most distinctive wines in the range. Rich, boisterous and super-expressive, the 2014 exudes class and personality. Ripe red cherry, licorice, sweet tobacco, spice, menthol and dried flowers abound. Beautifully layered and exquisite, the 2014 hits all the right notes. Today, the 2014 offers a compelling interplay of fruit intensity and freshness.”— Antonio Galloni

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