Ultra small production Pinot Noir from one of the most exclusive vineyards in California’s Santa Rita Hills.
Here is where we hang our jackets
at the crossroads of time and moss
where tangled grass
asks the church of spring
for permission to sing in its choir
— Elizabeth Cohen
Although adjacent to the La Encantada vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills AVA, the two sites could not be more different. Radian is a vineyard located within a large section of an estate called Salispuedes (in Spanish means “Get-out-if-you-can”). This is an extremely steep hillside property; the soil has a large amount of limestone and the block is organically farmed. We source Dijon clone 777 from this location.
This wine is a fruit driven charmer, unfolding ripe red raspberry and salted Bing cherry. On the nose, a hint of mint, smoke, pipe tobacco, excellent acidity and a creamy mouth feel equals love at first sip.