2016 Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
Located on the far western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills, Radian Vineyard is a vast vineyard producing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes in a very extreme setting. Dramatic changes in altitude and soils laden with gravel, diatomaceous earth, and fossils of ancient sea creatures are all features that distinguish this vineyard. Owned and operated by Jonata and Screaming Eagle wineries, Radian Vineyard, and its sister vineyard Bentrock, produce wines of power and intensity. Our 2016 bottling from this vineyard is a bend of clones 777 and 115 and was hand-picked, fermented in small lots, then barrel-aged for 18 months using 50% new French oak. Bottled in May 2018.