Raen - "Royal St. Robert Cuvee" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021 750ml (13% ABV)

Raen - "Royal St. Robert Cuvee" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021 750ml (13% ABV)

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top notch Sonoma Pinot that has all the critics raving (98 pts James Suckling, 95 pts from both Robert Parker & Wine Spectator).

The Raen Royal St. Robert Cuvee Pinot Noir comes from a new generation of Mondavis: Carlo & Dante.

"Our Royal St. Robert bottling is dedicated to our grandfather, who has been our greatest teacher in our journey in wine. This special cuvée is a selection from our coastal vineyards, giving a window to the rugged hills of the westerly Sonoma Coast. "

Calera, Pommard, 828, rVR1, and 667 clones, Royal St. Robert Vineyard (Sonoma Coast AVA), 658 ft elevation, South-east exposure, Well-drained Goldridge sandy loam and Steinbeck fine sandy loam soils in the lower rows, Iron-rich Franciscan soils in the upper parcel.

sourced from 10 acres, small production and very allocated - we got 6 bottles - each bottle is individually numbered

Outrageously beautiful. Silky, spicy, refined. Aromas of forest floor, black tea, rose petals, raspberry, hints of clove and cranberry. Medium to full (for a Pinot) bodied and layered on the palate with juicy red fruit, iron minerality, sage, and a long mouthwatering finish. Oak is present but well integrated even in it's youth (and just 13%). Crafted with a few years of cellar-aging in mind, so best to keep this stashed away for 4-5 years. Otherwise, decant for 2 hours.

region: Sonoma Coast, CA, USA

varietal: Pinot Noir

style: red

farming/cellar: organic farming, ambient yeast, 100% whole cluster, aged in all neutral French oak, unfined, unfiltered

pairing: filet mignon, pork tenderloin, pepperoni pizza