93pts - Wine Spectator Generations is a tribute to the Raymond family's five generations of winemaking in the Napa Valley. This limited production wine is 100% Chardonnay and the winery's ultimate expression of this varietal.
95pts - The Wine Advocate "...an inky purple color and a beautiful nose of licorice, toasty oak, blackberry, cassis, spice box and forest floor. The wine has great intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific balance, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It should drink well for 25-30+ years." -Robert Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate, October 2015
92pts - Wine Spectator Our 2012 Napa Valley Generations Cabernet Sauvignon is a striking dark ruby color in the glass and opens with graceful aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and toasted oak that are interlaced with mocha and vanilla notes. This is a beautiful, velvety wine that displays flavors of marionberry and anise with a dense, full palate and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy this wine now or let it age gracefully over the next 20+ years.
LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Wines AWARDED WINE ENTHUSIAST'S FIRST WINE STAR WINE AND CULTURE AWARD Our 2014 LVE Chardonnay is fruit forward and balanced, delivering aromas of honeydew melon, toasted hazelnut and créme brulée. Seductive and rich texture on the palate, flavors of vanilla créme and toasty oak are balanced with a touch of baking spices and the creamy, rounded mouthfeel leads to a vibrant finish.
LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Wines AWARDED WINE ENTHUSIAST'S FIRST WINE STAR WINE AND CULTURE AWARD Opening with alluring aromas of cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate and a touch of black tea, our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous flavors of juicy cherry, raspberry and caramelized oak are harmonious and well-balanced with a hint of minerality. Sweet tannins, complex flavors and a long, luxurious finish make this an immensely enjoyable wine.
Our 2015 Estate Collection Sauvignon Blanc opens with delightful aromas of honeysuckle, gooseberry and melon. With a supple, fleshy mouthfeel this wine finishes with a racy acidity while flavors of kefir lime and lemon zest are beautifully balanced with a touch of minerality.
The inaugural vintage of our Estate Collection Chardonnay opens with alluring stone fruit, pear, and gravelly aromas with lifted notes of honeysuckle and white pepper. Creamy on the palate, this wine displays luscious flavors of fig and lemon curd with hints of blanched almonds and a toasty oak finish.
The 2012 vintage of our Estate Collection Merlot opens with captivating aromas of jam, anise, black cherry and just a touch of currant. Well-balanced on the palate, this wine showcases intricate flavors of blueberries, dark fruits and finely grained oak. Enjoy this wine with roasted duck, flank steak, or grilled mushrooms.
The 2013 vintage of our Estate Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tempting aromas of ripe blueberry and blackberry and a subtle touch of star anise. Upon the palate, flavors of kirsch and black currant are accented by a hint of vanilla bean. With concentrated flavors and harmonious balance, this round, plush wine finishes with a long, lingering finish.
This wine opens with invigorating notes of citrus, kumquat and flint. The palate picks up flavors of orange blossoms, and white stone fruit. Fleshy on entry, the palate evolves to a round, river rock minerality with a long, creamy, dolce de leche finish. This makes the perfect pairing for Vietnamese spring rolls, grilled prawns, or four cheese pizzas.
A beautiful rose gold in the glass, our 2015 Small Lot Collection Pinot Noir Rosť is bursting with aromas of fresh strawberry, white peach and a touch of rose petal. Flavors of cranberry, white plum and vanilla with hints of soft floral and white pepper are well balanced with bright acidity. Well-structured and dry, this is a clean, crisp wine that will pair well with light dishes like quiche or flakey fish.
Our Napa Valley Barrel Fermented Chardonnay opens with welcoming aromas of creme brulee, allspice and jasmine. On the palate, a touch of minerality is accompanied by notes of Granny Smith apple, apricot and lychee nut. A long, lingering finish makes this wine a perfect pairing for seafood pasta with cream sauce or a soft, mild cheese.
The 2014 vintage of our Small Lot Malbec opens with enticing aromas of black cherry and plum with tarry notes of white pepper. This dense, juicy wine is made in a Bordeaux style, with a velvety rich, mouth-filling structure accented by delicate floral notes. Big and luxuriant in the glass, our 2014 Malbec is a wine to be enjoyed with a variety of hearty dishes.
Our 2013 Small Lot Napa Valley Meritage opens with aromas of Madagascar vanilla, black cardamom and a touch of star anise. Jammy fruit flavors of cassis and brown sugar accented with dark chocolate and allspice seamlessly spread across the palate. Silky, well balance tannins and a full, round mouthfeel make this the perfect accompaniment to traditional pasta dishes with marinara sauce.
Our 2013 Petite Sirah is a robust, powerful wine that shows a deep, dark purple in the glass and exhibits aromas of dark fruits, huckleberry and brambles. Upon the palate this big, chewy wine has flavors of blackberry and cardamom spice with a sweetness to the fruit that carries it through from start to finish. Well-balanced and imposing, this wine is ready to drink but will also age beautifully and is the perfect complement to a delicious marbled steak.
The fifth vintage of the Red Room Napa Valley Red Wine is a limited-edition, classic claret style Napa Valley wine completely unlike anything Raymond Vineyards has offered before. Available only in the Red Room, this exclusive blend of noble Bordeaux varietals grown in esteemed St. Helena vineyards is a stunning expression of opulence in a glass.
This classic Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with hearty aromas of black currants and roasted Portobello mushrooms. Deeply colored in the glass, this exquisite Cabernet offers deep flavors of Oolong Black Tea and warm fruit pie. This full bodied wine has a sweet tannin entry and a supple, lingering finish with silky tannins. Try it with a seared filet mignon or pan roasted veal chops.
With inviting aromas of fresh strawberry rhubarb pie and red fruits, our 2012 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon tempts the palate. Rich flavors of vanilla and creme caramel are balanced by dark red fruit characteristics and a touch of oak. This Cabernet Sauvignon has a broad entry with a harmonious balance of density and depth, and sweet tannins then lead to a long, satisfying finish.
The 2012 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of jammy blackberry pie, cassis berry and a touch of spice. Upon the palate this wine is dense with structured tannins and luscious flavors of dark cherries, star anise and hints of caramel. The velvet tannins lead way to a satisfying finish.
Our 2013 vintage, a deep garnet in the glass, reveals aromas of blackberry, black tea and cassis with a touch of baking spice. The plush entry hits the palate with flavors of warmed berry and allspice balanced with a hint of oak. Sweet tannins and a structured finish result in a balanced wine that is a true expression of the varietal and its terroir.
96 Pts. Robert Parker's Wine AdvocateOur 2013 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry and blackberry with a touch of wet stone. Flavors of dark chocolate syrup and Tahitian vanilla with a mocha finish are complemented with bold, well integrated tannins and a supple mouthfeel. This is a big, gutsy wine that will pair well with seared filet mignon or veal chops.
In the Stags Leap District, the soils and climate gives its Cabernet characteristic softness and intensity. Our inaugural vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon from this AVA showcases these characteristics beautifully, imparting a lushness and power to the wine that can only be achieved in Stags Leap.
Our 2013 Rutherford Merlot opens with rich aromas of black cherry and hints of rose petals. Flavors of ripe blackberry, black licorice and dark chocolate are accented with spicy oak and dust. Big and powerful, this wine is well-structured with classic Rutherford tannins and a long, satisfying finish.
Our 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with bold aromas of mocha and star anise. Displaying classic Oakville structure, this deliciously complex wine boasts flavors of cassis berry, milk chocolate and subtle spice that coat the palate. With supple, silky tannins, the 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon culminates in a long, smooth finish.
Our 2013 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon offers up mountainside aromatics of briary bright red fruit and notes of mocha and roasted oolong tea. Upon the dense mid-palate, mulling spices and plum are complemented with big mountain tannins and hints of cherry and peppercorn. This wine presents a nice structure intertwined with complex aromas.
Villa Mille Rose is a 60 acre property in the Oakville district of the Napa Valley comprised of vineyards, organic olive and fruit orchards, organic vegetable gardens, rose garden and an authentic style Tuscan villa. The orchard is planted with 350 olive trees which we imported directly from Tuscany. Raymond Vineyards Villa Mille Rose Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a richly aromatic bouquet and a fresh grassy, pungent peppery flavor that can be poured directly onto pasta, bread, fresh or steamed vegetable, salads, and meats and fish directly out of the oven or off the grill. For the past years, Villa Mille Rose Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won the coveted GOLD MEDAL at the Los Angeles County Fair.
Enjoy the same experience you would in the winery cellar...the purest expression of wine tasting and grape personality. The barrel is an elegant, limited-edition real oak barrel that expresses a direct connection to the winery. The wine is protected from oxidation for up to 6 weeks after opening, and you will never experience a corked bottle of wine so every glass of wine is fresh, every time. Environmentally Friendly The eco-bag, sold separately, and tap system offers the lightest wine packaging available, dramatically reducing the wine's carbon footprint. Using no corks, capsules, labels or bottles, the lightweight bag uses 99% less packaging than standard glass bottles and considerably less energy to produce, ship and recycle. PLEASE NOTE: the 10L Barrel to Barrel does not include an eco-bag. To order please contact the winery directly at the following number or email. 707.963.6929 or firstname.lastname@example.org