Friday, November 10, 2023

2021 Raen Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert Cuvee Sonoma Coast

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!!
Grab some of this one for for family and friends!

We have cracked the top 5.....

#4 Wine of the Year 2023
The Wine Spectator!!

2021 Raen Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert Cuvee Sonoma Coast...$68.99
If you’re in the wine business and your surname is Mondavi, people might assume you’re making Cabernet. But the decision by some members of the clan to pursue Pinot Noir has been rewarded. Brothers Carlo and Dante Mondavi spent 10 years looking for vineyard sites in the extreme coastal areas of Sonoma; by 2013 they had made their first wine at RAEN. Now with a decade-plus of vintages under their belts, the Mondavis, along with winemaker Melanie McIntyre, have established RAEN among the vanguard of producers driving the qualitative surge for California Pinot Noir. This bottling is named in honor of the brothers’ grandfather. Sourced primarily from their Bodega Vineyard, it’s made in a brisk, lithe and fresh style, with a backbone of pinpoint acidity and marine-influenced minerality. Native yeast fermentation and ample use of whole clusters add to its distinction.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator

The other big reviewers agree---
Rated 98/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Vinous Media

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