A perfect introduction to the fabulous house of RAEN, built by scions of the Mondavi dynasty with an eye on world-class Pinot Noir. Intense aromas of red cherry and rose petals crushed on wet rock and forest floor invite slow savoring. An ethereal style with firm tannins and extraordinary depth and length, this begs a few years in the cellar to truly reach potential. Drink after 2022.
The aromas of strawberry and raspberry with conifer and hints of bark are impressive. Full-bodied, but so reserved and linear with super long, tightened tannins that melt into the wine. 100% whole cluster. Drinkable now, but much better to wait a year or three.