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2019 Spring Release

 

Vineyard Profile

On a stunning hillside vineyard located in the heart of Anderson Valley, Savoy’s Pinot Noir grapes develop intense flavor over a growing season lengthened by the cooling maritime influence that funnels through the valley. A complex patchwork of clonal selections, each block is organically farmed to its own specific needs. Hand-picked at night and trucked to the cellar in the early morning allows for optimum handling and whole berry integrity. A member of the inaugural Radio-Coteau release in 2002, the 2016 vintage of Savoy Pinot Noir marks our 15th vintage working with this special site.

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Savoy Pinot Noir is a vibrant expression from this iconic Anderson Valley vineyard. Opening with fresh raspberry, red cherry, and dried fig, it further entices with graceful layers of kola nut, Chinese five spice, and a wisp of toasted toffee. Showcasing its structural depth are notes of fresh earth and black truffle, with a hint of worn leather. Piquant acidity complements lush tannins, lending a bright mouthfeel with a velvety finish.

Cellar Notes

  • Grower:
    Cliff Lede
  • Appellation:
    Anderson Valley, Mendocino
  • Geographic Location:
    Northwest of Philo
  • Varietal:
    Pinot Noir
  • Selection:
    Martini, 115,
    Pommard, Calera
  • Vineyard Age:
    Planted in 1991, 1992 & 1996
  • Soil Type:
    Recent terrace deposits
    with river gravel
  • Harvest Date:
    August 20th – September 5th
  • Unfined
    & Unfiltered

Wine Reviews

January 2018 | 95 points

“Radio-Coteau’s 2016 Pinot Noir Savoy is bold and direct, with more of an overt expression of fruit than is found in the other wines. Today, the Savoy is dense, powerful and inward…”

–Antonio Galloni
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