Royal St. Robert Cuvee is named in honor of Dante and Carlo Mondavi’s grandfather who taught them to be committed to excellence. This bottling is a selection of their best barrels giving a window into the cool, rugged westerly hills of the Sonoma Coast. Aromas of fresh cut wild strawberries and rose petals from our Occidental site married with dark bing cherries and hibiscus flowers fade to a sweet resin, white tea, thyme, forest floor and crushed rock.
Raen’s Royal St. Robert Cuvée is an exotically beautiful, almost overwhelming wine endowed with superb depth and intensity in all of its dimensions. A burst of ripe red and purplish-hued stone fruits rushes across the palate. Rose petal, lavender, spice, blood orange and spice overtones follow in short order. Ripe and racy, but not at all heavy, the Pinot is a real head-turner. All of the depth of the year comes through, but there is also tremendous aromatic intensity and bright acids to balance things out.