Radio-Coteau Dierke Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018
Dierke’s organically certified hillside vineyard is nestled just off Bodega Highway within a diverse habitat of fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and beneficial plants. Notoriously exuberant and powerful, like the grower himself, the Dierke vineyard teems with life every season. In 2017, the warm, dry growing conditions were conducive to increased stem lignification, and the resulting 40% whole cluster inclusion in the Dierke is evident in its aromatic lift and rich, spicy complexity.
100% Pinot Noir
UNFINED & UNFILTERED
Radio-Coteau’s cellar received Demeter certification in 2009 to accommodate its Biodynamic and Organic fruit sources. The winery continues to pursue natural wine growing in both the vineyard and the cellar to capture the purest expression of both place and time on California’s true north coast. Learn more.
*Demeter Certified Biodynamic*
Vinous – “The 2018 Pinot Noir Radio-Coteau Dierke is bright and finely sculpted. Small red berry fruit, crushed rocks, blood orange, mint, pine and rosewater give this sinewy, focused Pinot tons of character. The Dierke is one of the more aromatic, transparent wines in this range. Today, the Dierke is quite reticent, but it should start to blossom beautifully with a bit of time in bottle.” (96 Pts)