2014 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah

2014 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah

Sonoma Coast, California

94W&S | 93Galloni | Small Allocation

$50.99
Retail Price
$75.00
Savings
32%



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VARIETAL: Syrah

ALCOHOL: 14.90%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

96 insider points

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(90–93) points *barrel sample*

94 points – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Reviews:

Unfiltered, unfined, organic, biodynamic, micro production, specialists in single vnyd coastal wines, Durell Clones #1, 470, 877, 383......best syrah I've ever had, etc...yada yada, I could go all day.

I haven't found a Syrah that has the kind of quality of fruit paired with coastal acidity and perfectly integrated, LIGHT use of oak that POPS like the Las Colinas Syrah. It has that perfect balance of fruit which Syrah's can lack and can be to vegetal or herbal at times. I've always had a tough relationship with those kind of syrah's that leave a charred bell pepper taste in the back of my throat. Radio-Coteau single handedly changed my view point on this lovely grape! Lovely berry medley of fruit forwardness leads to some complex brown spices and just a kiss of that classic toasty char on the finish that makes the las colinas the ultimate grilled foods wine! The flavors are carried by silky tannins and depth of body character while lightly coating the entire mouth. I hope you love as much as I do. Drink now or cellar for the next 10 years, anticipate peak in 3-5 years. 

~James Byus III, Cellar Heist Coordinator

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(90–93) points *barrel sample*
“The Syrah Las Colinas is one of my favorite wines in the Radio-Coteau lineup, as it is once again in 2014. Made from a blend of three sites, the Las Colinas presents a more forward, fruit-driven style than the other Radio-Coteau Syrahs, making it a terrific introduction to these wines. I very much like the sense of energy and tension here. Hints of violet and lavender add the closing shades of nuance. Vineyard sources are Cherry Camp, Timbervine and Harrison Grade.”— Antonio Galloni

Why We're Drinking It:

Why we’re drinking it:

94W&S | 93Galloni | Rare Winery Allocation 

Other than the fact it's my all-time favorite California Syrah...I consider Radio-Coteau to be on the same quality tier as Pisoni, Kosta Browne, Flowers, Williams Selyem, & Littorai A.K.A. a true top CA Coastal producer. 

This bottle is sure to warm you, heart and soul. Radio-Couteau’s sublime Syrahs are highly allocated and we moved heaven and earth to secure this allocation for our Members. The 2014 Las Colinas Syrah is one of our all time favorite wines, and we’re not alone. Antonio Galloni said “I very much like the sense of energy and tension here” when he graced this bottle with 93 points.

Why we love it:

If ever a bottle captured the pure essence of a place, this is that bottle. The cool climate of the Sonoma Coast, with its rolling fog and gentle breezes, lends sultry spice notes the fruit grown in these prized soils.

The Cherry Camp, Timbervine, and Harrison Grade vineyards each lends their own unique positions to this wine’s deep, hedonistic flavors. Inky purple, fine abundant tannins, and the perfect suite of berry and spice flavors envelop your senses with each sip.

Radio-Couteau’s soulful wines have developed a cult-like following. Savvy wine geeks across the country trip over each to secure their taste of perfection. Robert M. Parker Jr. himself gushed that “These are truly handcrafted wines, bottled without fining or filtering, with indigenous yeast fermentations and low sulfite regimes. Most of the vineyards proprietor Eric Sussman sources at Radio-Coteau are certified organic or biodynamic."

Tasting Notes:

The 2014 Las Colinas Syrah has substantial concentration surrounding a ruby-moving-to-purple core. Fruit of all colors begin to shape this wine - namely red raspberry, ripe blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Fruit quickly gives way to more savory textures and tones recognized by nose and palate. A wild character conjures up herbs de provence, clove, curing spices, and slight grilling char. This Sonoma Coast Syrah also exhibits moderate mineral character along with an earthiness most readily coming through on the palate.

The Story to Know:

Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Focus is on organic, detailed viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non- interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character of each site and season. The winery is situated in Sebastopol, and the estate vineyard is located in the hills above Occidental, California.

Established in 2002 by Winegrower and Proprietor Eric Sussman

Perfect Pairings:

This indulgent bottle cries out for long simmers beefy stews, slow smoked ribs, or a root
vegetable galette with Indian spices. This wine can hold it's head up to bold and intense flavors, that's certain. 

Utlimate Food Pairing: Grilled Prime Cut Dry Aged NY Strip with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms accompanied by a side of roasted garlic mashed red potatoes. All of it comes together like a fine sunday brunch at the families summer lakehouse. ~Chef James

Why we’re drinking it:

94W&S | 93Galloni | Rare Winery Allocation 

Other than the fact it's my all-time favorite California Syrah...I consider Radio-Coteau to be on the same quality tier as Pisoni, Kosta Browne, Flowers, Williams Selyem, & Littorai A.K.A. a true top CA Coastal producer. 

This bottle is sure to warm you, heart and soul. Radio-Couteau’s sublime Syrahs are highly allocated and we moved heaven and earth to secure this allocation for our Members. The 2014 Las Colinas Syrah is one of our all time favorite wines, and we’re not alone. Antonio Galloni said “I very much like the sense of energy and tension here” when he graced this bottle with 93 points.

Why we love it:

If ever a bottle captured the pure essence of a place, this is that bottle. The cool climate of the Sonoma Coast, with its rolling fog and gentle breezes, lends sultry spice notes the fruit grown in these prized soils.

The Cherry Camp, Timbervine, and Harrison Grade vineyards each lends their own unique positions to this wine’s deep, hedonistic flavors. Inky purple, fine abundant tannins, and the perfect suite of berry and spice flavors envelop your senses with each sip.

Radio-Couteau’s soulful wines have developed a cult-like following. Savvy wine geeks across the country trip over each to secure their taste of perfection. Robert M. Parker Jr. himself gushed that “These are truly handcrafted wines, bottled without fining or filtering, with indigenous yeast fermentations and low sulfite regimes. Most of the vineyards proprietor Eric Sussman sources at Radio-Coteau are certified organic or biodynamic."

Unfiltered, unfined, organic, biodynamic, micro production, specialists in single vnyd coastal wines, Durell Clones #1, 470, 877, 383......best syrah I've ever had, etc...yada yada, I could go all day.

I haven't found a Syrah that has the kind of quality of fruit paired with coastal acidity and perfectly integrated, LIGHT use of oak that POPS like the Las Colinas Syrah. It has that perfect balance of fruit which Syrah's can lack and can be to vegetal or herbal at times. I've always had a tough relationship with those kind of syrah's that leave a charred bell pepper taste in the back of my throat. Radio-Coteau single handedly changed my view point on this lovely grape! Lovely berry medley of fruit forwardness leads to some complex brown spices and just a kiss of that classic toasty char on the finish that makes the las colinas the ultimate grilled foods wine! The flavors are carried by silky tannins and depth of body character while lightly coating the entire mouth. I hope you love as much as I do. Drink now or cellar for the next 10 years, anticipate peak in 3-5 years. 

~James Byus III, Cellar Heist Coordinator

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(90–93) points *barrel sample*
“The Syrah Las Colinas is one of my favorite wines in the Radio-Coteau lineup, as it is once again in 2014. Made from a blend of three sites, the Las Colinas presents a more forward, fruit-driven style than the other Radio-Coteau Syrahs, making it a terrific introduction to these wines. I very much like the sense of energy and tension here. Hints of violet and lavender add the closing shades of nuance. Vineyard sources are Cherry Camp, Timbervine and Harrison Grade.”— Antonio Galloni

96 insider points

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(90–93) points *barrel sample*

94 points – Wine & Spirits Magazine

The 2014 Las Colinas Syrah has substantial concentration surrounding a ruby-moving-to-purple core. Fruit of all colors begin to shape this wine - namely red raspberry, ripe blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. Fruit quickly gives way to more savory textures and tones recognized by nose and palate. A wild character conjures up herbs de provence, clove, curing spices, and slight grilling char. This Sonoma Coast Syrah also exhibits moderate mineral character along with an earthiness most readily coming through on the palate.

Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Focus is on organic, detailed viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non- interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character of each site and season. The winery is situated in Sebastopol, and the estate vineyard is located in the hills above Occidental, California.

Established in 2002 by Winegrower and Proprietor Eric Sussman

This indulgent bottle cries out for long simmers beefy stews, slow smoked ribs, or a root
vegetable galette with Indian spices. This wine can hold it's head up to bold and intense flavors, that's certain. 

Utlimate Food Pairing: Grilled Prime Cut Dry Aged NY Strip with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms accompanied by a side of roasted garlic mashed red potatoes. All of it comes together like a fine sunday brunch at the families summer lakehouse. ~Chef James