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 in the early morning and trucked to the cellar while the fruit is cold allows for optimum handling and whole berry integrity. Marking our tenth season working with the fruit from this special site, in 2011 we continued the practice of studying the depth of the Savoy vineyard. Each year has provided a platform to massage the noble tannin structure, refine its grace, retain ageability, and yet capture fresh vibrancy. 2011 is a classic vintage for Savoy, and we are excited to share.

This generation of Savoy Pinot Noir exuded grace and femininity, while displaying classic flavors within the pedigree. In the glass a core of burnt red is gently surrounded by an antique rose halo. The comforting aromas of baked cherry cobbler, sweet cinnamon and warm graham cracker are heightened by the deft use of oak and pair beautifully with the undertones of rich raspberries and sous bois. This deeply layered wine has a seemingly sweet entry and offers flavors of fresh orange peel and juicy strawberries. An elegant weight carries through to a seamless finish with ageworthy tannin. And the wonderfully long finish leaves plenty of fruit with more baking spice. While this vintage of Savoy is currently deep and harmonious, the intensity of this wine will allow for many years in a cool cellar.

Released: Fall 2013



Cliff Lede
Anderson Valley, Mendocino
Northwest of Philo
Pinot Noir
Pommard, Dijon 115, Martini, Calera
Planted in 1991, 1992 & 1996
Recent terrace deposits with river gravel
September 24th - October 1st

4th Quarter, 2013, Issue 52
90 points
“An admirably pure and distinctly cool nose combines notes of various red berries and attractive floral elements. There is fine complexity and a lovely sense of refinement to the well-detailed and energetic middle weight flavors that possess a sappy mouth feel before terminating in a long, balanced and mouth coating finish. This is a seductive effort that does not lack for grip.”— Allen Meadows

THE WINE ADVOCATE #206, April 2013
94 points
“The 2011 Pinot Noir Savoy captures the best qualities of the vintage at Radio Coteau. Nothing is out of balance in this fragrant, high-toned Pinot. In 2011 the Savoy is all about silk and nuance. Sweet, red berries, freshly cut flowers, licorice and spices are all layered into the polished refined finish. This is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Radio-Coteau. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026. ”
— Antonio Galloni

May/June 2013
92 points
“Bright ruby-red. Vibrant, seductive aromas of raspberry, candied rose, anise and smoky minerals. Intense, sharply focused cherry and red berry preserve flavors are brightened by a spicy nuance, picking up a floral pastille quality with aeration. The energetic finish repeats the red berry note and lingers on a sexy floral note. Taut, graceful pinot that smoothly blends power and finesse. ” — Josh Raynolds


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