RAEN 2018 Royal St. Robert Pinot Noir
A special bottling dedicated to our grandfather, Robert, who taught and inspired us each and every day and who continues to do so on this journey. This cuvée is a selection of our finest barrels giving a window into the cool, rugged hills of the West Sonoma Coast. Aromas of red cherry, rose petals, violets, coastal forest floor, wet rock, and lifted red and black berries fill the bowl. Black tea, damp sun-kissed earth, savory herbs, forest berries, and floral notes persist and harken back to the site where the grapes were grown.
Founded by Robert Mondavi's grandsons Carlo and Dante, RAEN focuses on terroir driven, resposibly farmed, and minimal intervention Pinot Noir from specific coastal sites throughout Sonoma County. RAEN stands for Research in Agriculture and Enology Naturally.