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2006 Radio-Coteau Vineyards Timbervine Syrah

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8015471 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8059679 1 $33 Jan 9, 2022
I7928121 1 $35 Aug 22, 2021
I7923411 1 $35 Aug 15, 2021
I7910629 2 $35 Aug 1, 2021
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RATINGS

93Wine Spectator

...offering a range of ripe, juicy blackberry and wild berry fruit that's intense, full-bodied and focused, with subtle, pleasing earthy, minerally notes that join the dark berry fruit on the long, supple finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...Sexy blueberry, cassis and floral aromas...smoked meat, dusty minerals and cracked pepper. Very pretty wine...seductive dark berry flavors, velvety texture and building spiciness. Utterly seamless, with superb finishing clarity...

91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...in one of the more up-front, fruit-laden styles, but with considerable body, richness, and a long, heady finish. This is a big wine that are bursting with black fruits and roasted meat and herb notes.

PRODUCER

Radio-Coteau Vineyards

Radio-Coteau is a Sonoma County winery founded in 2002 by Eric Sussman. Though the winery is in Sebastopol, the estate sources grapes from several northern California appellations. Its name is a colloquial French term meaning “word of mouth” and Radio-Coteau has achieved a cult following for its small batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Zinfandel. Sussman, who is the winemaker, worked with producers in Burgundy, Washington and Northern California before forming a partnership with Bill and Joan Smith, owners of W.H. Smith Wines, to start Radio-Coteau.. Reviewers have given Radio-Coteau wines high compliments and the wines are generally available primarily through the estate’s mailing list.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.