This timber–lined, organically farmed, hillside Syrah vineyard is perched high above the Russian River just beyond the town of Forestville on the steep southeastern slope of Black Mountain. With 10% whole cluster inclusion and a 22 month élevage on fine lees in tight-grain French oak 500L puncheons, the 2013 vintage of Timbervine Russian River Valley Syrah entered the bottle unfined and unfiltered on July 15th, 2015.
The 2013 Radio-Coteau Timbervine Syrah is an altogether earthy and savory expression from this side hill vineyard overlooking the Russian River. Notes of simmering strawberry jam and blueberry drive the fruit side of this wine. Earth picks up with an acute mushroomy character, while herb and spice characters, including Herbs de Provence, evolve into further gamey tones of leather and umami. This is a wine that will continue to age gracefully for 10+ years.
Greta Mesics and Eva Auchincloss
Russian River Valley
Black Mountain, Westside Road near Forestville
Planted in 1992
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED
VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015