2019 Spring Release
Planted on a ridgetop above the town of Occidental, Belay is our Estate Pinot Noir, farmed organically and transitioning to biodynamic. Our goal is to nurture the fruit from grape to glass, which increasingly becomes a reality with each Estate planting. As we become more vertically-integrated, we find winegrowing a monumental task akin to climbing a mountain, with the Belay serving as both an anchor and stepping stone on our journey of ascension. Our inaugural release from these special vines, the 2016 vintage of Belay Sonoma Coast Estate Pinot Noir was fermented with 18% whole-cluster inclusion, with a 16 month élevage in 30% tight-grained, new French oak. An additional year of bottle age has only furthered our anticipation for this raison d’être from the Radio-Coteau team.