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Radio-Coteau 'La Neblina' Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 132, May/June 2007 ($42) Medium red. Bright, spicy aromas of cherry and minerals, with a deeper note of cherry pit. Picks up a cocoa powder note on the palate and repeats the fresh cherry note. The spice notes return on the sweet, persistent finish, which features a dusting of fine tannins. This gained in brightness with air, suggesting that it will hold well in a cool cellar.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) The 2014 vintage of La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir displays an alluring red velvet hue encompassing a dark rose center with radiant clarity. The first impression shows pure nose filled with ripe strawberries. After a few swirls, the wine becomes more complex, letting out flowers, additional fruit and nuttiness. Intense black cherries and warm blueberry preserves rub elbows with sweet oak undertones and oven-roasted cashews. Entering the palate, the medium weight of the wine is accompanied by red raspberry and Alpine strawberries. Tempered yet persistent tannins carry pink rose petal and vibrant acidity through the lengthy finish. An age worthy vintage of La Neblina with tenacity to mature through proper cellaring 10 years.

Expert Reviews
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  • Burghound
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Burghound in Issue 19, Jul 01, 2005
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90-92 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 168
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator