Raen Freestone Occidental "Bodega" Pinot Noir 2018 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [JS 98 &

Raen Freestone Occidental "Bodega" Pinot Noir 2018
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [JS 98 & #64 Top 100 of 2020] [AG 94]


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JS98 AG94
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Notes from Winemaker:
Our Bodega Vineyard is our coolest and most exotic terroir. Steep, raw and powerful, Bodega sits just east of Bodega Bay between the villages of Freestone and Occidental. This westerly planting is one of the oldest meter-by-meter plantings of Pinot Noir on the Sonoma Coast.

Integral to this wine each vintage, there are prevalent notes of rose petals and black tea. The wine is richly textural with wild strawberry, burnt orange pith, exotic spice box, and tastes-of-the-forest on the initial palate, becoming a rich, dark berry on the mid-palate. Bodega has a wonderfully long and persistent finish.

Ratings & Reviews

98 Points & #64 Top 100 of 2020 - James Suckling:
"A really taut, focused red with lots of strawberry and black-tea aromas and flavors, as well as green tea. It’s full-bodied with a racy tannin structure and a pure, energetic finish. Needs time to shows all it has, but already beautiful. Drink after 2022." (Nov 16, 2020)

94 Points - Vinous:
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Bodega is the clear stand out in this range from Raen. Pliant and deep, with terrific presence, the Bodega is impeccably balanced from start to finish. I imagine it will be an even more compelling wine in another few years' time. Bright red cherry fruit, pomegranate, mint, spice and blood orange all infuse the 2018 with tons of character. This is such a pretty and expressive wine, but it needs time in bottle for some of its youthful austerity to soften. " - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2020)