Exposed to the rigors of the foggy Sonoma coastline, this sixth-generation family-owned ranch resides on a bluff above Bodega, a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. This marginal site on the edge of the Sonoma Coast, Demeter certified Biodynamic® and farmed by the Benzigers, is characterized by consistently low yields and extended hang times. To experience clonal distinction within the final 2013 Terra Neuma blend, we fermented the three clones (777, 115, and 828) separately. The clones were then assembled prior to bottle resulting in an exotic lavish expression. The 2013 vintage is an intriguing wine upon release, and holding will allow for graceful evolution of bouquet and mouthfeel.
The 2013 Radio-Coteau Terra Neuma Pinot Noir throws a deep ruby in glass. Beginning with darker fruits– ripe plum, ripe blackberry, brandied cherry and general pie fruit – then led by earth tones, a distinguished mushroom and gaminess abounds on both the nose and palate. Diving a little deeper, elements of espresso, toasted pecan, and an umami can be teased apart. Rich and textured on the palate, this bottling should drink well in the present and cellar well for 8-10 years.
Current Release: Spring 2015
Dijon 115, 777, 828
Planted in 2002
Goldridge, Sandy Loam, Sandy Clay Loam
September 19th – October 1st
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015