RAEN annual Pinot Noir release is now live...Yeeee! | Link in our BIO | We are incredibly grateful to be releasing our 5th vintage of RAEN today! It has been an incredible journey and each vintage reflects the culmination of Mother-Nature and all the small choices that we make as farmers and winemakers. We absolutley believe that great wine is grown and that our final wine is a reflection of our reactions and all the small decisions we make leading up to the final bottle. 2017 was epic for us on the extreme Sonoma Coast. Intense winter rains took us out of a 4-year drought, followed by a beautiful cool growing season, then profound heat waves that arrived in mid-August, offered a challenge that our wines benefited greatly from. With good phenological ripeness, this event concentrated all elements, especially flavor and acidity, while still at relatively low sugar brix. We picked at this moment and have been grateful ever since! The timing of this decision gave way to our most powerful bottling to date.
In the cellar, all RAEN wines are natively fermented. We are a whole cluster house with all lots being close to 100% whole bunches (an ancient method that we honor). After fermentation, all lots were aged in neutral French oak and bottled un-finned and unfiltered to retain purity. As always these are tiny production lots and we hope you have the chance to enjoy at some point
From our RAEN family to yours, we are wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and wonderful Holidays to come... May they be filled with great food, great wine, and great times with your loved ones!
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