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.
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 2014 Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tantalizing aromas of Bing cherry, vanilla and herbs followed by flavors of mulberry, star anise and hints of caramel. This wine has exceptional balance with a structured mouthfeel and velvety tannins that lead to a gratifying finish.
Welcoming aromas of Crème brûlée and jasmine complemented by honey jump from the glass in this Napa Valley Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. On the palate, notes of Granny Smith apple, apricot and a touch of minerality mingle with lycée nuts and melon flavors. The finish is long and harmonious.
A Sampling of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mountains and Valley FloorMountain AVAs average 600-2000 feet above sea level and experience cooler daytime temperatures and warmer nights resulting in a longer growing season. Due to wind exposure and lack of water, yields are naturally lower with smaller bunches and smaller berries with thicker skins. Mountain fruit is often characterized by its high acid, firm but integrated tannins and darker fruit flavors with a mineral character.With the Vaca Mountains on one side and the Mayacamas Mountains on the other side, the valley floor of Napa Valley expands 30 miles. The fog settles on the valley floor at night and into the morning creating cool nights and warm days which helps grapes retain greater natural acidity. Valley floor grapes are characterized by ripe, red and blue fruit flavors with a snappy acidity creating wines that are more approachable.2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon2014 Raymond Vineyards District Collection Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2015 Petite Sirah is a robust, powerful wine that shows a deep, dark purple in the glass and exhibits aromas of dark fruits, berries 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 seared duck breast.
Our 2016 LVE Chardonnay is toasty and balanced, It's rich nose delivers aromas of Bosc pear, star jasmine and cardamom. Full, rich and long on the palate, it's reminiscent of caramelized butter and toasted almonds.
Our Rosé Provence 2017 is a brilliant, pale pink color. In the glass, it is highly 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.Please note: Shipping to GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, NJ, OH, PA, SD, VA, WV is restricted due to state laws.
LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Wines AWARDED WINE ENTHUSIAST'S FIRST WINE STAR WINE AND CULTURE AWARDOpening with alluring aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate and caramelized figs, our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses. Sumptuous flavors of juicy cassis, raspberry and toasty oak are harmonious and well-balanced with a touch of flint. Voluptuous tannins, complex flavors and a long, luxurious finish make this an immensely enjoyable wine.
LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Wines AWARDED WINE ENTHUSIAST'S FIRST WINE STAR WINE AND CULTURE AWARDThe Inaugural LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of Santa Rosa plum, Bing cherry and a hint of pepper. The harmonious blend of weighty tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot creates a complete wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of cocoa nibs and coffee.
This 2016 Estate Collection Chardonnay opens with aromas of stone fruit, honeysuckle and a white peppery note. Luscious flavors of pear and lemon curd are showcased on the palate with a racy creamy texture and a toasty oak finish.
The 2013 vintage of our Estate Collection Merlot offers up aromas of black cherry and ripe plum. Decadent in the glass and with well structured, plush tannins, flavors of warm, fresh fruit, soft mulling spices and dark cherry mingle to a seamless, well balanced finish.
The 2016 vintage of our Estate Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tempting aromas of ripe blackberry and a subtle touch of baking spice. 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.
The 1 ½ Acre Theater of Nature block on our Rutherford Estate is the pure expression of the site, vintage and the perfect harmony of the four varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Our red blend encapsulates the harmonious, interconnectedness of nature and wine.
Our 2017 Estate Collection Sauvignon Blanc opens with delicate white floral aromas mixed with jasmine, violet and nuances of mango. This is a structed wine with a round mouthfeel and flavors of clementine on the palate with subtle notes of spice, touches of nutmeg and a good acidity on the 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.
Tantalizing, seductive and fabulous. A wine tasting experience like no other the star of the show. Sit back, embrace creativity, and enjoy the show! Transport yourself to 19th century Paris where the music plays and the entertainers dance, the conversation is punctuated by bursts of spontaneous laughter and the wine flows from bottle, to glass, to lips. This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is designed to delight all the senses for your tasting enjoyment.Varietal: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah
A gorgeous rose gold hue in the glass, the grapes for our 2017 Rose were harvested from vineyards across Sonoma County. Made using the saignee method, the wine was fermented in a mix of stainless steel and neutral oak barrels to maintain the bright acidity of the wine. Fresh flavors of strawberry and cherry with a touch of citrus zest make this a delightful spring wine.74% Pinot Noir, 16% Cinsault, 3% Grenache, 5% Malbec, and 2% Zinfandel-275 Cases Produced
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 2013 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black tea and mulled spices balanced with a chalky minerality. Flavors of elderberry, currant and white pepper coat the palate with firm structure and strong, mountain tannins. Ready to drink now, the firmness and bright acidity of the wine bring out a slight flint characteristic that will help this wine age for 20+ years.
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.
Our 2013 Atlas Peak District Cabernet Sauvignon offers up hillside aromatics of raspberry and black cherry and notes of cedar and vanilla. It's a wine with a worldview. Big, bold and balanced tannins from the southern hillside and shallow soils with a touch of warm oak are balanced with notes of blackberry compote and pomegranate coulis.
Our 2013 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich aromas of black assam tea with an earthy herbs de Provence element. There is a good harmony with aromas of rosehips and cherry cordial. This is a round and balanced wine with a supple entry and a long finish with a bright acidity.
The 2013 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 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich aromas of licorice and cassis with a touch of candied violet. Plush and silky upon the palate, this well-structured wine boasts juicy flavors of huckleberry, mocha and subtle spice. With a round mouthfeel and supple tannins, this wine offers a long, smooth finish.
Our 2014 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of cherry and oolong black tea with savory notes. The balanced palate boasts mineral flavors with sweet black cherry and a long 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 2014 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of Rainier cherry with a touch of light blonde roast coffee. Flavors of Santa Rosa plum and raspberry compote with a wet stone finish are complemented with a lot of good structure.This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits bright cherries on the palate, balanced acidity, and a good structure. The firm tannins and sandalwood characteristics pair well with seared filet mignon or veal chops.
Our 2014 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry and brandied cherries. Flavors of raspberry compote, Santa Rosa plum, and sweet vanilla are complemented by a touch of allspice and coffee notes on the finish. This is a nicely balanced wine with a broad entry, sweet tannins and a balance of depth and density that lead to a long, satisfying finish.
Our 2014 Stag's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of intense red fruits with notes of pomegranate and fresh cut strawberry. The silky entry leads to a supple and balanced palate with nicely resolved tannins and flavors of raspberry preserve. This is a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
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.
Our 2014 Small Lot Napa Valley Meritage opens with aromas of mocha, bright red fruits and a touch of star anise. Jammy fruit flavors of cassis and dark chocolate accented with earthy notes and allspice seamlessly spread across the palate. Silky, well balanced tannins and a juicy, round mouthfeel make this the perfect accompaniment to traditional pasta dishes with marinara sauce.
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.
98pts - The Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is deep garnet purplein color with an earthy, dried herbs and scorched earth scented nose over a core of blackberry pie and cassis with Indian spices and menthol. Fullbodied, concentrated and rich in the mouth, with firm, grainy tannins and a savory/earthy character, it finishes long with a mineral hint.-Robert Parker, Jr.The Wine Advocate
In Passion for Wine, French vintner Jean-Charles Boisset and American sommeliere Marnie Old join forces to create the ultimate wine resource - a book that clearly and concisely explains why wines taste the way they do and how to zero in on styles that suit your tastes. Passion for Wine is elegant in its simplicity and practical in its real-word relevance. Best of all, it harnesses the power and visualization by using infographics and images to convey wine's most complex concepts with ease.
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.
The Napa Valley Entertaining book is the perfect addition to your culinary cookbook collection! Discover decadent recipes, decor and the wine that makes Napa Valley unforgettable.By Blakesley Chappellet with photography by Briana Marie
Recreate the Winemaker for a Day experience from Raymond Vineyards with this at-home blending kit. Learn the winemaker's art with family and friends in an air of creativity, whimsicality and exploration while creating your own personal cuvee! You will see first hand how oak affects a finished wine, and discover what characteristics the different varietals add to a blend. Kit includes 4 Raymond wines, 4 Graduated Cylinders, 4 Pipettes, Instruction Booklet and Blending Worksheets.