2018 RAEN "Royal St. Robert Cuvee" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (750ml)15 3 0 0
Raen is the passion project of Carlo & Dante Mondavi, who are practically Napa wine royalty. The brothers leveraged their family connections and honed their skills. In Burgundy they learned from legendary winemakers including a stage with Monsieur de Villane at DRC. Sonoma is home to many world class Pinots and I've been fortunate to have sampled and enjoyed every vintage they've made since the winery began six years ago. At 100% whole cluster you won't find a better example of Burgundian-style Pinot made in the cool climate vineyards of the Sonoma Coast.
"Intense aromas of dried strawberry with stone and mineral undertones. Medium to full body with tight, firm tannins and beautiful length and depth. This needs three or four years to come together. Try after 2023."
- James Suckling