La Neblina is Spanish for the fog that rolls in and cools these coastal vineyards. The Goldridge soil in these sites adds minerality and complexity to these balanced beauties.
“Radio-Coteau’s 2015 Pinot Noir La Neblina is soft, succulent and inviting. Sweet red cherry, plum, rose petal, spice and lavender infuse this appealing, mid-weight Pinot Noir from Radio-Coteau. A dollop of whole clusters adds aromatic nuance, but the Neblina is a wine to drink and enjoy for its exuberant fruit expression, all done in the classic restrained Radio-Coteau style.” -VN
A little shy at first, give this wine a quick decant to open it up into its full glory.
Wine & Spirits
Named for the coastal fog that rolls in at night to blanket western Sonoma, this wine blends fruit from five sites, including Eric Sussman’s Radio-Coteau estate in Occidental, and Hallberg, Dierke, Alberigi and Laguna, all of them farmed under organics. It seems to capture coastal energy with lovely density to its flavors of red raspberry and pomegranate, powerful and bold, refreshingly ripe and succulent. There’s a lot of vibrato to the flavors, a harmonic intensity that makes it thrilling to drink now and suggests a long life ahead.
The 2016 Pinot Noir La Neblina is supple, open-knit and absolutely delicious. Understated and gracious, with lovely fruit purity, the 2016 has quite a bit to offer. Sweet red cherry and plum fruit are nicely pushed forward. Succulent and inviting, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring.