2022 Spring Release
Expressing the unique character of a cool climate Zinfandel on Goldridge soil, Radio-Coteau’s Sonoma Coast Estate vineyard resides on a sun-drenched coastal ridge top above the town of Occidental. Lemorel is a tribute to the pioneering winegrowing family, folks who not only planted some of the first coastal Zinfandel, but also built the old historic winery back in 1906, currently still in-use though retired from original intent. At 72 years of age, the Lemorel vines saw very low yields in 2018, with deeply concentrated fruit. A combination of puncheons and barrels in the cellar preserved structure and freshness, and just a touch of new wood added to the spice while keeping the fruit at the forefront.