2015 Raen, Royal St. Roberts Cuvée, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, USA

2015 Raen, Royal St. Roberts Cuvée, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, USA

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2015 Raen, Royal St. Roberts Cuvée, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, USA

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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.

Drink 2018-2030

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2017)

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
Wine Advocate93+/100
Jancis Robinson MW16/20
jancisrobinson.com18/20
Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
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.

Drink 2018-2030

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2017) Read more
Wine Advocate93+/100
Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir Royal St. Robert sings of pomegranate, black cherries, red plums and tilled soil with suggestions of mossy bark, fertile earth, underbrush and chocolate box plus a faint hint of dried herbs. Medium-bodied, in the mouth it has a wonderfully refreshing line and plush frame supporting the intense layers, finishing long and earthy.

Drink 2018 - 2025

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (jul 2018) Read more
Jancis Robinson MW16/20
Deeper colour than the 2016 and just a little pale on the palate. Not sure I would hang on to this for that long.

Drink 2017-2019

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (Oct 2018) Read more
jancisrobinson.com18/20
Funky nose, with lots of stem influence giving a forest floor character to the blackberry fruit. Ferns, earth, truffle, violet – really showing off, but without ever losing its Pinot delicacy. A high-wire act. Supremely good.

Drink 2016-2035

jancisrobinson.com (Mar 2017) Read more

About this WINE

Raen Winery

Raen Winery

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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