Radian is located in the far southwestern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, nine miles from the Pacific Ocean and unprotected from the brunt of the cold winds and persistent marine layer. Planted in 2007 to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this is an inspiring site with 360° of exposure; precariously steep slopes; and soils composed of clay loam, shale, and diatomaceous earth.
Ruby red and light bodied, this wine exudes characters of Christmas spice, cherry, pomegranate, and rose petal, laced with a briny minerality and weightless tannins.
25% whole cluster fermentation
11 months élévage in 3rd fill 228L French oak barrels
Three barrels • 73 cases produced
Unfined & Unfiltered
93 points Wine Enthusiast