2017 RAEN Home Field Hellenthal Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $80. Clone 777. Whole cluster, native yeast fermentation. Aged in neutral French oak barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. An elegant, very aromatic and flavorful wine offering aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry, exotic spices, wild herbs, and forest floor. This is one terrific wine to drink now because of excellent rapport between tannins and acidity. There is clearly a whole cluster foundation that elevates the pedigree of this wine. I literally wanted to drink the entire bottle. Welcoming and amicable when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Reviewed May 2020. Score: 96. Reviewed July 28, 2021

Winery: RAEN Winery
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part I: North Coast - Sonoma Coast