June 2023 | 93 points

“I could drink a lot of this wine, though there isn’t much of it. Fortunately, the fashion for pinot noir on the far coast has not obliterated all the old-vine zin. Eric Sussman launched Radio-Coteau with a 2002 Zinfandel from this vineyard when it was owned by Robert von Weidlich, the successor to the Morelli family, who planted the site in the late 1800s and this parcel in 1946. Sussman now farms those vines under biodynamics, producing a savory red with notes of soy, cured meats and mushrooms, all racing with an undercurrent of strawberry and red-plum flavor. The linear acidity makes it a tight coastal red, a zin for lovers of contemporary far-coast pinot noir, with a bit of added spice.”

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