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.
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 SirahAlcohol: 15% by vol.Only 475 cases were produced.
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 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.
Our 2014 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.
LVE: Legend Vineyard Exclusive Wines AWARDED WINE ENTHUSIAST'S FIRSTWINE STAR WINE AND CULTURE AWARDOur 2015 LVE Chardonnay is toasty and balanced, It's rich nose delivers white floral aromas of Gardenia with mango and honeyed oak. Full and rich on the palate, it's reminiscent of panna cotta with hints of cardamom and roasted Filberts.
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.
The 2015 vintage of our Estate Collection Chardonnay opens with alluring stone fruit, apple, and minerally aromas with lifted notes of jasmine and white pepper. Creamy on the palate, this wine displays luscious flavors of meyer lemon with hints of vanilla 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 2014 Small Lot Napa Valley Syrah opens with classic notes of bacon fat, black pepper, dark cherry, with a whisper of paprika spice and subtle notes of leather. There is a striking vibrancy on the palate followed by flavors of black cherry, plum, and savory herbs. The luscious mouth feel, the balance and interplay of acidity and round tannins, lead to a long and full finish.
The 2014 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.
92pts - Wine SpectatorGenerations 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.
97pts - The Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations tends to be a mix of four vineyards, two in St. Helena, one in Oakville and one in east Napa. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was bottled unfined and unfiltered, after spending 19 months in 60% new French oak. Production is a modest 1,600+ cases. A brilliant wine from Boisset, it exhibits notes of blackberry and cassis, truffle, chocolate and spice bow. Layered and multidimensional with terrific opulence and purity, this is a “wow” wine, and while drinkable now, capable of evolving for 20 or more years.-Robert Parker, Jr.The Wine Advocate, October 2016
A beautiful rose gold in the glass, our 2016 Small Lot Collection Pinot Noir Rosé is bursting with aromas of fresh cut wild strawberries, citrus notes and a touch of jasmine. Crisp and clean flavors of gooseberry and Rainier cherries are well balanced with bright acidity. Well-structured and dry, this is a French style wine that will pair well with light dishes like quiche and flaky white fish dishes.
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.
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.
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.Limit 3 bottles.
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.
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.
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.
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 wine is non-discountable****
Our 2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with earthy aromas of tobacco and black tea with hints of Mission fig. The palate boasts flavors of sloe berries and pomegranate with a toasty, cocoa and roasted coffee finish. Focused and structure driven, the wine has classic mountain tannins and bright acidity that make this a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for the next 10+ years.
The 2013 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors.
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 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.
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. After crafting your personal wine, go online to www.raymondvineyards.com to order custom labelled bottles of your creation to share with the world!
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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 [email protected]