On a stunning hillside vineyard located northwest of Philo, Savoy's Pinot Noir grapes develop intense flavor over a growing season lengthened by the cooling maritime influence that funnels through the Anderson Valley. A complex patchwork of clonal selections, each block is farmed to its own specific needs. Hand-picked at night and trucked to the cellar in the early morning allows for optimum handling and whole berry integrity. The 2013 Savoy Pinot Noir is comprised of the Martini, Dijon 115, Pommard, and Calera clones. Layered with a spicy 10% whole cluster inclusion and treated with gentle hand punchdowns, our sole, yet singing, site in Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, the 2013 Savoy Pinot Noir is a vintage jewel.

The 2013 Radio-Coteau Savoy Pinot Noir hails from Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. Upon first approach, this ruby pinot has a restrained intensity featuring red cherry and tart strawberry. The fruit is well balanced with floral, herbal, and spiced elements including potpourri, citrus zest, and licorice. An established minerality and mushroom compost strengthen the earth character and adds a further layer of complexity. Balancing the body of the wine is the energetic palate and vibrant structure. Classic Savoy structure offers a decade of cellaring potential.

Current Release: Fall 2015

 

GROWER:
Cliff Lede
APPELLATION:
Anderson Valley, Mendocino
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Northwest of Philo
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
Pommard, Dijon 115, Martini, Calera
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 1991, 1992 & 1996
SOIL TYPE:
Recent terrace deposits with river gravel
HARVEST DATE:
September 11th – 13th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 
 

VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015
(93–95 points) *barrel sample*
“The 2013 Pinot Noir Savoy is impressive. Rich and voluptuous on the palate, the 2013 is endowed with striking mid-palate resonance and texture. Crushed flowers, spices, red cherries and plums flesh out in an expressive, perfumed finish supported by silky, suave tannins. In 2013, the Savoy is marvelously complete.impresses for its balance and overall nuance. Crushed flowers, rose petals, mint and sweet red cherries are woven together in a super-expressive, finessed Pinot Noir long on class.” — Antonio Galloni

THE WINE ADVOCATE #216, December 2014
“Slightly richer than the La Neblina, the 2013 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard comes from four clones, the Pommard, Dijon clone 115, Martini and Calera (which was apparently suitcased from a famous vineyard in Vosne-Romanée, probably the DRC). This vineyard, which has a lot of old river gravel, always seems to produce elegant, delicious, mineral-laced Pinot Noirs with blue and red fruits. This 2013 appears to be cut from that mold. Medium-bodied and elegant with good intensity and potential complexity, it should be aromatic. Drink now-2020.” — Robert M. Parker Jr.


 
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