RAEN Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert Cuvee 2016
WA94: Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert struts a super savory nose of chargrilled meats, yeast extract, wood smoke and forest floor with a core of wild strawberries, raspberry tart and cranberries plus touches of dried Provence herbs and truffles. The medium-bodied palate reveals a chewy frame with seamless acid supporting a great core of expressive, earthy layers culminating in a long, mineral-laced finish.
JS94: Some earthy aromas with violet-like florals and an array of ripe, red and black cherries on the nose here. The palate has an effortless flow of smoothly ripe, spicy red cherries that roll out smoothly into the long, succulent finish. Drink or hold.