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
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.