Raen Winery

Cuvée Royal St. Robert Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.2107 ratings
9.239 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Paul Mabray

Founder VinTank

9.0

Solid, solid, solid Pinot. Bright cherry throughout.

Solid, solid, solid Pinot. Bright cherry throughout.

Oct 13th, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

Bright and fresh.

Bright and fresh.

Sep 27th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Fucking awesome with seared duck breast and mushrooms

Fucking awesome with seared duck breast and mushrooms

May 29th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Medium to light mix of garnet and ruby red. Layered nose with rhubarb, twigs, very floral, cherries and a little toasty. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and light plus body. Builds up a bit on the palate in weight with notes of strawberries, raspberries, earthiness, and a little leather. Long finish while keeping the acidity and balance together. Drink till 2028. (92+)

Made up of 100% Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast AVA near the Bodega Bay. Aged in 10% new French oak (four year, air dried) and 90% neutral French oak barrels. Additionally, this bottling goes through extended maceration and is 80% whole cluster pressed.

Medium to light mix of garnet and ruby red. Layered nose with rhubarb, twigs, very floral, cherries and a little toasty. Medium plus acidity (7/10) and light plus body. Builds up a bit on the palate in weight with notes of strawberries, raspberries, earthiness, and a little leather. Long finish while keeping the acidity and balance together. Drink till 2028. (92+)

Made up of 100% Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast AVA near the Bodega Bay. Aged in 10% new French oak (four year, air dried) and 90% neutral French oak barrels. Additionally, this bottling goes through extended maceration and is 80% whole cluster pressed.

Apr 4th, 2018
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

9.3

2015 Sonoma Coast Royal St. Robert.
Loving this. Very bright, precise and lively with aromas of pomegranate, sour cherry and citrus rind. Impressive depth and texture and no impression of oak.

2015 Sonoma Coast Royal St. Robert.
Loving this. Very bright, precise and lively with aromas of pomegranate, sour cherry and citrus rind. Impressive depth and texture and no impression of oak.

Nov 29th, 2017
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.0

Deep cherry with a touch of sassafras.

Deep cherry with a touch of sassafras.

Sep 28th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Bright, sophisticated, nice fruit, earthy spice/mushroom. Really delicious. #RAEN

Bright, sophisticated, nice fruit, earthy spice/mushroom. Really delicious. #RAEN

Aug 14th, 2017
Dante Mondavi

Vintner R A E N Winery

10

I love this wine! 70% whole cluster, calera, pomard, 667 and some suitcase clones... Powerful and elegant. Tasting great now and long age ability

I love this wine! 70% whole cluster, calera, pomard, 667 and some suitcase clones... Powerful and elegant. Tasting great now and long age ability

3 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2016
Joe D'Angelo

The 2016 'Royal St. Robert' is a gorgeous wine from Carlo and Dante Mondavi which is a dedication to their grandfather, Robert Mondavi. The Pinot Noir is 80% whole cluster with native fermentation and aged in a combination of 10% new, four-year air-dried French oak and 90% neutral French oak barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration. The wine itself is absolutely gorgeous as it begins with aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries along with floral, spices, wet stones, blood orange and hints of tea leaf nuances all taking shape. This continues to impress with its fabulous medium body and beautiful fine, delicate tannins. Balanced and focused, this remains remarkably pure and persice though the silky finish. Overall, this is a fantastic wine which is already drinking remarkably well, but should also continue to develop with time.

The 2016 'Royal St. Robert' is a gorgeous wine from Carlo and Dante Mondavi which is a dedication to their grandfather, Robert Mondavi. The Pinot Noir is 80% whole cluster with native fermentation and aged in a combination of 10% new, four-year air-dried French oak and 90% neutral French oak barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration. The wine itself is absolutely gorgeous as it begins with aromas of ripe strawberries and raspberries along with floral, spices, wet stones, blood orange and hints of tea leaf nuances all taking shape. This continues to impress with its fabulous medium body and beautiful fine, delicate tannins. Balanced and focused, this remains remarkably pure and persice though the silky finish. Overall, this is a fantastic wine which is already drinking remarkably well, but should also continue to develop with time.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Very open and ready to party while having restraint. One of the best Raen to date for sure

Very open and ready to party while having restraint. One of the best Raen to date for sure

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2019