Radio Coteau Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

$59.99
Item No. 122745
  • red wine
  • ST94
  • V92
  • BH92
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

On a stunning hillside vineyard located northwest of Philo, Savoy's Pinot Noir grapes develop intense flavor over a growing season lengthened by the cooling maritime influence that funnels through the Anderson Valley. A complex patchwork of clonal selections, each block is farmed to its own specific needs. Hand-picked in the early morning and trucked to the cellar while the fruit is cold allows for optimum handling and whole berry integrity. With multiple seasons working with the fruit from this special site, Radio Coteau continues the practice of studying the depth of the Savoy vineyard. Each year has provided a platform to massage the noble tannin structure, refine its grace, retain ageability, and yet capture fresh vibrancy.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Pinot Noir Savoy is a juicy, forward wine that gives the impression of being best suited to drinking over the next few years. Red cherries, crushed flowers and sweet spices are nicely supported by mineral notes in this vibrant, radiant Pinot. A final burst of fruit gives this finish an attractive element of energy."
94 Points

"This is also quite restrained and cool with impressive elegance and purity to the red cherry, raspberry and spice-infused nose. The textured and lush flavors are generous yet refined with excellent depth of material, all wrapped in a balanced, dusty, sappy and ever-so-slightly austere finish. This is a really lovely effort that is both classy and stylish."
92 Points

"The 2009 Pinot Noir Savoy is a juicy, forward wine that gives the impression of being best suited to drinking over the next few years. Red cherries, crushed flowers and sweet spices are nicely supported by mineral notes in this vibrant, radiant Pinot. A final burst of fruit gives this finish an attractive element of energy."
92 Points

Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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