2020 Pinot Noir, Radian 750ML
The vines at Radian struggle to produce minisucle yields of tiny clusters. But those clusters are immensely flavorful, the thick skins giving firm, robust tannins, which are enveloped by the deep dark fruits, spices, and fresh & dried herbs. The 2020 Radian was completely destemmed, and then fermented on native yeasts, and the wine then aged on its lees for 18 months in French oak cooperage (35% new) before bottling without fining or filtration.
The 2020 Radian Pinot Noir is, typical to its site, deep and complex, with a dark red fruit profile (some black cherries and red plums, with raspberry liqueur, pomegranate) with leafy rhubarb and forest floor notes, a streak of granite and minerals, and a good solid backbone of herb-edged, but round tannins. The oodles of fruit are packed tightly together, and the resulting texture is unctuous and silky, until finely wrought, citrus-laced acids, pick up the fruit and gently draw it out on the palate for minutes. We are proud of this wine, and it fits nicely into the great procession of past Radian Pinot Noirs!
This wine was made in tiny quantities (490 cases), most of which will go to the Wine Club in October. We have a small portion available for sale now.