This impressive new Pinot launches forth with intense aromas of red berries, strawberry, crushed stone and hints of black truffle. The palate is smooth and densely packed with red cherries, pomegranate, minerals and spices that glide along soft tannins. The pure and pristine style is reminiscent of the finest Burgundy vintages and more restrained than ‘full throttle’ Sonoma Coast Pinots. Decant an hour if drinking tonight and enjoy this collector item anytime over the next 4-5 years.
Carlo and Dante Mondavi are the grandsons of legendary Vintner, Robert Mondavi and they have just launched their new winemaking venture. The Raen Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Occidental 2013 is an ultra-boutique production gem with less than 4 barrels crafted. The fruit for this new Pinot comes from Occidental, the same neighborhood that supplies grapes for Kistler's top-end cuvees. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of 2014's most exciting new projects before the collector crowds catch on.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic