2017 RAEN Royal St. George Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., $60. Named in honor of Dante and Carlo Mondavi’s grandfather. A selection of the finest barrels giving a window into the cool westerly hills of the true Sonoma Coast. Clones are Pommard, “828,” 667, Calera and rVR1. Goldridge soils. Whole cluster, native fermentation. Aged in neutral French oak barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. A whole cluster-driven nose featuring aromas of cherry, pine sap and burnt tobacco. Very sleek, seamless and sexy, with a mid weight core of black cherry fruit, accented with exotic spices. Good vibrancy and mellow tannins, finishing intense and long with a dark cherry aromatic theme. Score: 94. Reviewed February 3, 2019

Winery: RAEN Winery
From article: Whole Cluster Inspired Sonoma Coast Wines from Kutch Wines & RAEN Winery