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The 2016 Lemorel Estate is decidedly fruit-driven, with refined earth and harmonic acidity rounding into a dynamic representation of cool-climate Zinfandel. Ripe boysenberry, black plum, and strawberry compote lead the intense fruit aromas, followed by an alluring whisper of pennyroyal. Notes of cinnamon and vanilla bean follow, along with hints of cocoa and star anise. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and refreshing acidity, the 2016 Lemorel is magnetic and memorable.
Expressing the unique character of a cool climate Zinfandel on Goldridge soil, Radio-Coteau’s Sonoma Coast Estate vineyard resides on a sun-drenched coastal ridge top above the town of Occidental. Lemorel is a tribute to the pioneering winegrowing family, folks who not only planted some of the first coastal Zinfandel, but also built the old historic winery back in 1906, currently still in-use though retired from original intent. With vines planted in 1946, Lemorel is living history, and the concentrated fruit and layered mouthfeel of the 2016 vintage exemplifies the depth and complexity of these 70-year-old vines.
Established in 2002 by winegrower and proprietor Eric Sussman, Radio-Coteau works closely with select cool-climate coastal vineyard sites in Western Sonoma County and Anderson Valley to produce wines with vibrant, balanced fruit and a distinct sense of place. Focus is on detailed and sustainable viticulture in conjunction with a natural, non-interventionist approach in the cellar to more accurately reflect the unique character of each site and season. The winery is situated in Sebastopol, and the estate vineyard is located in the hills above Occidental.
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