Winery Notes: Full-bodied and elegant, it opens with inviting aromas of raspberries and cranberries layered with pleasant notes of white pepper and anise. On the palate, concentrated flavors of tobacco and dark chocolate intermingle seamlessly before culminating in a smooth, lengthy finish.
|Wine maker notes
|The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection wines are exclusively from Napa Valley. Beginning with the first vintage in 1974, Raymond Vineyards has developed elegant, powerful wines that are distinctly characteristic of the Napa Valley appellation and have earned the winery its enduring reputation for beautiful balance, elegance and finesse. The Reserve Selection wines are perennial wine list selections at America’s finest restaurants and are highly acclaimed by some of the nation’s most revered wine critics.
|Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
Today, inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond is a dynamic destination dedicated to inspiring its guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality, where each in a series of diverse experiences progresses visitors into another world of discovery and exceptional wines.
Further, Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic, and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy.