96 points, Jeb Dunnuck95+ points, Wine AdvocateA deep garnet purple in color, the nose reveals black currant, baked black cherries, anise, boysenberries and a hint of candied violets. This is a fruit-forward, juicy and bold wine with layers of black and blue fruits, dark chocolate and a touch of mint and spice. Full-bodied and rich with round and finely-grained tannins there is a nice freshness on the long and fragrant finish.
93 points, Wine SpectatorDeep garnet purple in color, this 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has licorice, creme de cassis and mocha aromas with an underlying hint smoked meat and cardamom. This is a big and rich wine with fine-grained tannins and concentrated flavors of berry preserves and spicy layers and a velvelty texture. The finish is long and harmonious with lingering mineral notes.
The grapes for the Generations Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon located at the southern end of Napa Valley and a vineyard over 1,400 feet in elevation in the Atlas Peak appellation. The Jameson Canyon estate vineyard is planted on rolling hills with cooling winds from the nearby Pacific Ocean that provide a long, cool growing season enhancing the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors and maintaining bright, balanced acidity.
Our Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from southern facing slopes just north of Diamon Mountain Road. Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes benefit from the well-draining volcanic soils and direct sunlight, resulting in grapes with brighter acidity and full-bodied, well-structured tannins.
Our 2015 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is a lovely deep garnet-purple color in the glass and opens with aromas of black currants and dried herbs. This wine coats the palate nicely with flavors of blackberry, espresso and subtle earthy notes. This is a medium to full-bodied wine with well-balanced acidity, tannins, lovely fruit and a lingering, perfumed finish.The grapes for the Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard at 1751 ft. in elevation in the highly coveted area of Cold Springs Road. The Forward Silt Loam soil has excellent drainage and the grapes were harvested from a shadier side of the vineyard to avoid over exposure to the sun.
Our 2014 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon exudes aromas of blackberry and allspice with subtle notes of thyme. Flavors of toasted oak and jam mingle on the palate with a touch of tobacco. Fine-grained tannins and perfect acidity lead way to a long and velvety finish.
A deep garnet-purple color in the glass, our 2015 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon showcases aromas of intense plum preserves and exotic spice notes that leap from the glass. This full-bodied, rich yet decadent Cabernet features intense flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, eucalyptus and a hint of cedar. Grainy tannins lead to a lively and long, opulent finish.
A deep garnet-purple in the glass, our 2016 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautiful aromas of black currant and cherry with a touch of cedar. Flavors of red currant, chocolate and tobacco lead to a medium to full-bodied palate. Firm and grainy tannins are complimented by a very long, fruity and uplifting finish.
This beautiful Merlot opens with rich aromas of black cherry and espresso with hints of mulled spices. Flavors of raspberry and blackberry coat the palate of this well-structure and balanced wine. Dusty tannins lead to a long, lingering finish.Grapes for the Rutherford Merlot are picked from two blocks on our Rutherford estate vineyard which is farmed according to Biodynamic® and organic principals and is known for gravelly alluvial fan soils with good drainage, creating more intense flavors. The vines in the two blocks were picked according to their location with the afternoon block providing riper fruit lending more jammy characteristics to the wine and the morning block, which ripens slower, adding more complexity.
Our 2015 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing aromas of black cherries with a hint of mushrooms and earth. On the palate, this wine bursts open with flavors of dark plums and black tea with balanced mineral notes that leads to a long, satisfying finish. Focused and structure driven, the wine has more tannins and more grip that make this a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
Our 2016 Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon is a dense purple color in the glass and opens with aromas of black cherry, roasted coee beans and cola notes. On the palate, flavors of black licorice, red currant and chocolate lead to a medium to full body, supple tannins and a long, silky finish. This is a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.The grapes for the Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard east of Silverado Trail and just South of Stags Leap winery. Due to the way this vineyard is planted, we harvest the morning side and the afternoon side of the vines separately so as to bring in each berry at the peak of ripeness. Intense fruit flavors and complex tannins best characterize wines from this vineyard.
Cabernet Sauvignon oers enticing aromas of baked cherries, cassis and a hint of tobacco. Flavors of warm plums with a touch of dusty soil burst through on a big, concentrated and full palate. This wine is packed with rich fruit and balanced with firm, grainy tannins that lead to a long, satisfying finish.The grapes for the St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from a single vineyard located on the West side of St. Helena. This vineyard is located on gravelly alluvial fan soil with excellent drainage, an essential component in high quality fruit development. The vines are less vigorous in this area of the Napa Valley, producing smaller berries and lower yields, for more concentrated, intense wines with good tannin structure. The wine is produced to showcase the terroir and distinct flavor characteristics of our cherished vineyards.
The grapes in this blend were grown Biodynamically and organically to create a truly harmonious expression of our estate. The 1 ½ Acre opens with purple fruit aromas of boysenberry and huckleberry accented by cassis and black licorice with vanillin notes. Sarsaparilla vanilla continues through to the palate in this rich and dense wine with velvety tannins. The finish is long and juicy.2015 was our third harvest of our meter by meter planting at Raymond Vineyards. Our estate is planted to all five varietals of a classic Bordeaux blend and designed to be the truest expression of terroir from our certified organic and Biodynamic® vineyard. Harvested on October 9, a fruit day in accordance with the Biodynamic calendar, the grapes were in their optimal state for the wine to realize its full potential.
The Estate Collection is a series of limited-production wines available only at the Raymond Estate. Sourced from our finest estate vineyards and longtime vineyard partners, each wine represents our winemaking team's commitment to crafting wines worthy of our five generation winemaking legacy in Napa Valley.
The 2016 vintage of our Estate Collection Merlot opens with dark fruit aromas mixed with all spice and a touch of currant. This is a structured wine with intricate flavors of blueberries, plum and black cherry that are complemented by earthy characteristics. Well-balanced with with fine-grained tannins, the finish is plush and lingering.
Showcasing deep, dark purples hues, this wine opens with classic notes of anise, blueberry and huckleberry notes. This is a powerful and dense wine with structured tannins and a velvety, plush mouthfeel. The palate offers spicy and jammy notes of boysenberry with hints of earth and minerality. This finish is long and seamless.
Our Small Lot Collection Syrah grapes come from a single vineyard in Conn Valley - a small valley just to east off the main Napa corridor. This hillside vineyard is angled so that it only gets morning sun which allows the grapes to ripen at a moderate pace avoiding any excess sugar build up and allowing true phenolic ripeness. This vineyard has soils that are made up of mostly clay and rock, which is excellent for Syrah because it likes to grow large leaves and berries. This Syrah is blended with a small amount of Malbec to provide added richness and mid-palate density resulting in a perfectly structure wine.
The 2018 Estate Collection Chardonnay opens with enticing aromas of stone fruit, orange blossom and a touch of white pepper. The palate is equally as bright with fresh clementine and honeysuckle and hints of clove and lemon custard lingering in the finish. This wine demonstrates the strength and finesse of the Chardonnay grape.
The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc are grown in two of our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon and St. Helena.Our 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing with aromas of honeysuckle, honeydew melon, and key lime. On the palate there is flavors of citrus, jasmine and crisp, bright acidity and a touch of stone minerality on the finish.
The grapes for the 2018 Napa Valley White Meritage come from three distinct vineyards. The Sauvignon Blanc is from two of our estate vineyards, one in Jameson Canyon and the other in St. Helena. The Semillon is harvested from a vineyard grown on Tehama Silt Loam in St. Helena which offers well drained soils from mixed alluvial sources. This Semillon lends great density and creaminess to the wine.
A delightfully refreshing Sparkling Wine with floral and lemon zest aromas that jump from the glass. Crisp Gala apple and papaya flavors spread over the palate with notes of brioche and a touch of honey. Beautifully balanced, this wine has an invigorating finish that will leave you reaching for another sip.
This beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark fruit aromas of blackberry and dark cherry. Sweet, juicy fruits of raspberry and blueberries grace the palate with notes of dark cocoa and gingerbread. This is a well-balanced wine with great weight and density and a long satisfying finish.
Aromas of jasmine, apricot and allspice greet the nose in this elegant Chardonnay. Lycée, nectarine and honesuckle flavors are layered with notes of toasted brioche and a fresh minerality. The balanced finish is long and lingers.
Our 2016 Small Lot Napa Valley Meritage opens with aromas of allspice, brown sugar and hints of cinnamon. Bold dark fruit flavors of baked blackberry pie, nutmeg and touches of dark chocolate seamlessly spread across the palate. Silky, well balance tannins and a full, round mouthfeel make this a blend that will age nicely over the next 8-10 years.
Our 2017 Small Lot Zinfandel opens with aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry and hints of delicate white flowers. This is a medium bodied wine with juicy flavors of blackberry, rhubarb, orange peel and a touch of nutmeg and cracked pepper. Integrated tannins and balanced acidity round out this well-structured wine. The finish is long and lingering.
Since apples were planted on Sonoma's Coast by Russian explorers in 1811, Sonoma's Sebastopol region has been world famous for its perfect expression of the unique apple terroir. Born again in prominence, the apple is no longer the captive of Sonoma's wine world as winemakers are tempted by the forbidden fruits of nature to explore the titillating flavors of Sonoma apple cider. With a winemaker's pedigree, and a Franco-American influence, Jean-Charles Boisset and Brian Maloney, Winemaker at DeLoach Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, united their winemaking know-how with curiosity for the apple terroir of Sonoma to create La Captive.
Our LVE Rosé is a brilliant, pale pink color. It exudes fruitiness and elegance. The grapes from sandstone soils bring out the fruitiness and the grapes grown on vineyards with rounded pebbles bring a richness and elegance to the wine. The nose is aromatic with delicate notes of peach blossom, raspberry and apricot. On the palate, crisp light notes of fresh picked strawberry and white nectarine lead to an elegant, lengthy and a mineral finish.Appellation: Côtes de ProvenceVarietal: 49% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 14% CinsaultAlcohol: 12.5% by vol.Ageing: Stainless steel tankPlease Note: Shipping to CT, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, OH, PA, RI, SD, UT, VA, WV is not permitted due to state laws.
Our 2019 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and mango. Long on the palate, its reminiscent of caramelized butter and almond with a hint of cardamom and citrus zest. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in a mix of Francois Frere and Baron oak barrels 38% new for 8 months before bottling. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation with a mix of native and inoculated ferments.
This 2016 Brut Blanc de Blancs is bright and fresh - opening with citrus and white flower aromas. Notes of guava and crème brulée open on the palate, accented by toasted almonds and brioche. This beautifully balanced wine has a long finish with essence of clementine.
The LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of black currant, violets and black cherry, with a hint of tea and pepper. The harmonious blend of structured tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot creates a complex wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of cocoa nibs and earth.93 points, Wine Spectator
Opening with alluring aromas of star anise, blackberry compote and oolong tea our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of pipe tobacco and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with a vibrant and jazzy acidity make this an immensely enjoyable wine.