RAEN Winery Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Royal St. Robert Cuvee 2015
VM94: "Raen's 2015 Royal St. Robert Cuvée is an exotically beautiful, almost overwhelming wine endowed with superb depth and intensity in all of its dimensions. A burst of ripe red and purplish-hued stone fruits rushes across the palate. Rose petal, lavender, spice, blood orange and spice overtones follow in short order. Ripe and racy, but not at all heavy, the 2015 is a real head-turner. All of the depth of the year comes through, but there is also tremendous aromatic intensity and bright acids to balance things out. "
RAEN was founded in 2013 by Tim Mondavi’s two sons, Carlo and Dante Mondavi, who worked with him in building Continuum. Royal St. Robert Cuvee comes from a site overlooking Tomales Bay and the Sonoma Coast line, where Pacific fog engulfs the vineyards in the mornings. This Pinot Noir carries a clear mark of its cold coastal origin. So beautiful, ripe, and racy.