Tricky blind. No consensus on the table on its origin. I thought it was non-French. Reduction on the nose. Powerful and structured with almost glossy dark fruits.
Fruit-forward with some orange rind, meat, and chalk in the back end. A big Pinot, but with enough acid to bring about some juiciness. It was reminiscent of some of the more “elegant” Pinot’s of Australia if you ask me. This new style of Chevillon (more approachable?) really tripped me up. — 13 days ago
This wine we opened a couple days ago the 2019 Raen Sonoma Coast Royal St. Robert Cuvée Pinot Noir. From Sebastopol, California. The Mondavi boy's, Carlo and Dante, have done a wonderful job with this one.
On the nose there is juicy strawberry, cherry, raspberry, orange peel, mushroom, hibiscus, spice, dried roses and forest floor.
On the palate is strawberry, cherry, raspberry, cranberry, mushroom, spice, black tea, forest floor and earth.
This wine is medium bodied with a beautiful smooth fresh mouthfeel medium to medium+ acidity and medium fine polished tannins that has a long red fruit forest floor finish. I wish everyone one a Happy Thanksgiving and continued health. Please stay safe and have beautiful day with family and friends. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 4 days ago
Will most definitely have to decant the second bottle I have at least 30 minutes prior and hope for more body. — 3 days ago