Radio Coteau Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

Item No. 129691
  • red wine
  • V94
  • ST93
  • BH91
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

"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."
94 Points

"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."
93 Points

"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."
91 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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