Raen "Fort Ross Seaview Home Field" Pinot Noir 2016 (Sonoma, California) - [JS 96] [BH 91]

Raen "Fort Ross Seaview Home Field" Pinot Noir 2016
(Sonoma, California) - [JS 96] [BH 91]

Regular price $132.99

JS96 BH91
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Our Home Field Vineyard is our pretty lady. Pure elegance. Situated on a remote hillside, planted under two miles from the cool Pacific Ocean and perched at 1,400 feet, Home Field offers a delicate message from its beautiful raw expanse. This wine opens with sweet wild raspberry, orange pith, and rose petals that combine to fill the bowl with sweet resin, coastal moss, green tea, wet rock, and candied orange. The finish is persistent and fades to notes of raspberry and dried herbs as this coastal site lingers on your palate.

Whole cluster • Native fermentation • Aged in neutral French oak barrels • Bottled without fining or filtration

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
This has impressive, fragrant complexity with an abundance of sweetly spiced red cherries and wild berries. Super expressive nose. The palate is seamlessly delivered with pristine red cherries and a smoothly layered texture that has been expertly crafted. Stunning Sonoma Coast pinot. (12/2018)

91 Points - Burghound:
A higher-toned and even more evidently floral-suffused nose offers up cool wisps of red cherry, raspberry and a hint of spiced tea. There is once again good richness to the pliant medium-bodied flavors that are finer than those of the Royal St. Robert if perhaps not quite as concentrated, all wrapped in a dusty, palate coating, complex and sneaky long finale. This should be approachable a bit earlier though it will also require at least some cellaring first. AM (6/2018)