Fall Offer 2014
We have entered the calm before the storm, the elusive countdown to harvest. Wine ages gracefully in the cellar and the grapes ripen at their vine's seasonal pace. Berries softening, seeds browning, and stems lignifying are eminent telltale signs of harvest steadily approaching. We must protect and steward the clusters along, accepting when they have reached their balanced maturity. Healthy wine begins way before the cellar door.

Transitioning from summer to autumn, we reflect on the importance of farm biodiversity, sustainable land practices, and natural rhythms. Staying in tune with our perennial crop allows us to anticipate her needs in the vineyard, fermenter, and barrel. Our primary focus is certainly winegrowing, though we are beginning to explore other agricultural components. By diversifying our farming disciplines, be it beekeeping, animal husbandry, or planting vegetable gardens, our mind and body remain engaged. We are immersed in this agroecosystem and how it may deepen the wine-to-land connection.

We are intrigued with the fall line-up. First on the list is the 2013 Platt Sonoma Coast Riesling, our second vintage of this sassy white. A trio of Pinot Noir follows: the effusive Clos Platt and bold Dierke from Sonoma Coast, and Savoy, the wise Anderson Valley big brother. Next a Syrah duo, the masculine Timbervine and feminine Cherry Camp providing a heady Syrah counterpoint expression. Rounding out the offer is the Robertís Block Sonoma Coast Estate Zinfandel, a unique coastal version of this feisty varietal.

Shipping and Pick-up Week
Allotments and wine notes are now available online for our mailing list clients. Weather permitting or otherwise arranged, orders will begin shipping in late October or early November, and we will notify you prior to shipping. Our winery pickup week is scheduled Monday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 9th (weekdays 9-4, Saturday 11-4, Sunday 12-4).

We appreciate that there exists an underground current of Radio-Coteau patrons, proudly spreading the word about our work. Thank you for enjoying the wine and sharing the story.

With Gratitude,
Eric and Team RC
Sebastopol, California

 
 

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