Radio-Coteau Timbervine Syrah 2010 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
A thrill a minute, the 2010 Syrah Timbervine is loaded with class and intensity. Firm tannins back up the fruit in this powerful, voluptuous wine. Black cherries, plums, savory herbs, tobacco and licorice all jump from the glass. The Timbervine is a bit more muscular and overt than the Colinas. I especially like the richness and volume of the broad, expansive finish. This is yet another magnificent wine from Radio-Coteau and proprietor Eric Sussman.
This lineup from Radio-Coteau and proprietor Eric Sussman was among the most thrilling I tasted this year. Radio-Coteau practices sustainable farming and hands-off winemaking, which includes native fermentations, minimal rackings and bottling without fining or filtration. What ultimately counts, though, is what is in the bottle, and more often than not, these are compelling wines that deserve serious attention. Among many things, Sussman told me Syrah did better in 2011 than in 2010. Yields were down dramatically, but the fruit that was left was exceptional. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media