2018 County Line By Radio Coteau Pinot Noir
2018 County Line By Radio Coteau Pinot Noir embodies the vibrant freshness and approachability of ripe coastal fruit. Bright raspberry, cranberry, and fresh alpine strawberries highlight the nose and palate. Subtle notes of violent and fennel weave throughout, further enhancing the vibrant freshness. Balanced tannins add structure to this smooth, easy-drinking wine. Pair with roast Liberty Duck, or a simple mushroom and ricotta pizza for a truly enjoyable evening.
County Line is the second label from the folks behind the small production and limited Radio Coteau wines. Thus, it’s fair to say they know their way around Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. And it also seems to be the case that the County Line wines have a lightness and subtleness to them while the Radio Coteau wines are fuller, stronger and richer. That’s exactly why we love showcasing the County Line Pinot Noir which is barrel aged in neutral French oak. This 2018 harbors the same pretty, floral just-cut red rose aromas on the nose and has an almost delicate, yet structured touch on the palate with flavors of cherry, strawberry and a little tart raspberry. The finish is silky and persistent, making for a lovely, pretty pinot!
What started as a line of wines dedicated to dry rosé has since followed its own natural evolution to celebrate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah from throughout the North Coast. Brought to you by the team behind Sonoma County cult producer Radio-Coteau, County Line is an excellent introduction to the classic styles that helped make Sonoma one of the world’s premier wine producing regions.
Getting the Eric Sussman (famed winemaker of Radio-Coteau) touch on Pinot Noir at this price is almost too good to be true. But it is true! Using traditional winemaking techniques, and a shorter élevage in neutral French oak barrels or stainless steel, each wine is made to provide a cool-climate appellation snapshot of the Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River, or the North Coast.