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.
"Dried rose petals, sweet red berries, flowers, mint and licorice are all woven together in the 2010 Pinot Noir Savoy. A wine of gorgeous silkiness and finesse, the Savoy stands in stark contrast to the Dierke. The former is more elegant, while the latter is decidedly wild and unrestrained. All the elements come together beautifully in the glass. A rich, voluptuous finish rounds out this striking, layered Pinot from Anderson Valley. The 2010 Savoy is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Radio-Coteau."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Bright ruby. Intensely perfumed nose offers fresh raspberry, cherry, rose and Asian spices, along with a suave, smoky mineral underpinning. The red fruits repeat on the palate, picking up floral and spicecake elements with air. Impressively pure pinot with excellent finishing sweetness, focus and persistence."
International Wine Cellar
"A medium register nose displays notes of both red and blue pinot fruit that are attractively laced with spice and floral hints. There is impressive volume to the rich and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors that possess an abundance of palate soaking dry extract with really lovely depth and finishing persistence. There is good body, size and weight and I would place this between the La Neblina and the Laguna in terms of power and concentration. There is a touch of warmth as well as a bit of wood on the finish but both are quite subtle and overall, I quite like this as it's a fine combination of power and refinement."