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2010 Radio-Coteau Vineyards Las Colinas Syrah

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September 19, 2021 - $31

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RATINGS

93-95The Wine Advocate

...exciting, racy wine bursting with dark cherries, plums, grilled herbs, tapenade and white flowers. It possesses striking varietal delineation and fabulous balance in a racy exotic style that is immensely appealing...

92Vinous / IWC

Intense, textbook syrah aromas of blackberry, licorice, pungent flowers and cracked pepper. Sappy and precise on the palate, with an intense spiciness to the fresh dark berry and bitter cherry flavors. Finishes sweet, silky and linear...

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.