Reviews

RASI, 2016 Pinot Noir - 93 Points
Big and ripe black fruit is bolstered by sweet thyme, bay leaf and mint on the nose of this powerful bottling by Rachel Silkowski. The wine lands with power and aplomb on the palate, blending star anise, nutmeg and licorice flavors with tangy black plum fruit and a strong acidity to carry it all.” - Wine Enthusiast

RASI, 2016 Pinot Noir - 91 Points
”Coming from the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a vibrant, medium-bodied, spicy Pinot Noir that offers lots of red fruits and spring flowers aromatics, bright acidity and a clean, elegant texture on the palate. It's a Côte de Nuits like-effort to drink over the coming 7-8 years.” - Jeb Dunnuck

When, 2016 Pinot Noir - 91 Points
”Dried alpine strawberry meets with mace and allspice on the nose, while the palate packs tarragon-laced boysenberry flavors alongside shaved licorice and allspice.” - Wine Enthusiast

When, 2016 Pinot Noir - 90 Points
”Also from the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2016 Pinot Noir It Was One of Those Rare LA Days Where There Happened to be a Thunderstorm (that’s a mouthful of a name) was completely destemmed and spent 10 months in 15% new French oak. It has a more rounded, supple profile as well as plenty of red (and some black) fruits, spice and dried underbrush. Medium-bodied, charming, supple and textured, with moderate acidity, drink this pleasure-bent effort anytime over the coming 4-5 years.” - Jeb Dunnuck

RASI, 2015 Mourvedre - 93-95 Points
”Coming from Paso Robles (I'm not sure which vineyard(s)), the deep purple/ruby colored 2015 Mourvedre is a blockbuster that was harvested the last week in October and brought up all in new oak. Rich, textured, full-bodied, sexy and with gorgeous purity, it has tons of plums and spice aromatics, ripe tannin and a great finish. There's a tiny 50 cases made, but it's a special wine.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

RASI, 2014 Pinot Noir - 93 Points + Editor’s Choice
”Winemaker Rachel Silkowski takes cues from her mentor Brian Loring in her debut wine, which is brawny and lavish with nose-ticklingly spicy aromas of cloves and nutmeg laid across black plum, olallieberry and violets. Baked black plum and black peppercorn are lifted by Christmas spices galore, from allspice to dried ginger. It's an attention grabber.” - Wine Enthusiast

RASI, 2014 Pinot Noir - 93 Points
”A blend of fruit from Kessler-Haak, Clos Pepe and Rancho La Viña vineyards produced by the assistant winemaker, Rachel Silkowski, at Loring Wine Company. Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, this wine sports flamboyant aromas of black cherry, spice and tobacco oak, and delicious flavors of perfectly ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits clothed in fine grain tannins. Generous on the attack, then building in intensity on the palate, and offering an extended finish with deft integration of oak. This wine really stands out.” - Prince of Pinot

RASI, 2014 Pinot Noir - 90 Points
”Displays a vivid mix of zesty blueberry and dark berry notes, with touches of cedar, earthy mushroom and dried herb. The elements add up to a complex mix of structured flavors.” - Wine Spectator