2020 radio-coteau harrison grade syrah bottle

Vineyard Profile

Harrison Grade is our Estate grown Syrah and is situated 800 ft. above sea level on a ridge top above Occidental. Biodynamically farmed, hand-harvested, native fermented, and bottled in-house, Harrison Grade Sonoma Coast Estate Syrah is noteworthy and a true grape to glass, vertically-integrated expression by the crew at Radio-Coteau. The warmer growing season of 2020 provided fully ripened stems in the Estate Syrah blocks, allowing for a generous 75% whole-cluster inclusion in the cellar, the highest for Harrison Grade since 2017. Followed by a leisurely 21-month élevage in neutral 500L French oak puncheons, the 2020 Harrison Grade Estate Syrah is structured and powerful, with lifting acidity and dignified aromatics.

Tasting Notes

Driven by a mélange of fresh berries – notably huckleberry, blackberry, and boysenberry – the 2020 Harrison Grade Estate is a dynamic expression of Sonoma Coast Syrah. Savory flavors of black truffle, dried sage, and a touch of terracotta earthiness elevate the fruit, while hints of cardamom and coffee bean add warmth and richness. The mouthfeel is serious and focused, with grainy tannins leading to a long, smooth finish. Thoroughly captivating in its youth, the weight and presence of the 2020 Harrison Grade Estate Syrah also imply an elegant progression in bottle over long-term cellaring.

Cellar Notes

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  • Appellation:
    Sonoma Coast
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  • Vineyard Age:
    Planted in 1999
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  • Harvest Date:
    September 9th
  • Unfined
    & Unfiltered
  • Growing Season

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