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.
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.