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Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Opens with seductive aromas of ripe red fruits. Flavors of cherry, rhubarb and red plum are accented with touches of spicy white pepper and vanilla on the finish. Beautifully balanced; displays well-integrated tannins and is the perfect complement to grilled flank steak.
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$22.00 / Bottle   $264.00 / Case
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For generations, Raymond Vineyards has been an integral part of the Napa Valley, with now five generations of viticultural and winemaking expertise. Their winemaking team captures the essence of the past while infusing the energy of the future and the vibrancy of the next generation into each and every wine. “It is important to retain the core foundation that made this brand legendary in Napa Valley, while keeping the style fresh and relevant to today’s wine drinkers” says Stephanie Putnam.

In addition to top-notch winemakers and viticulturalists, Raymond has also tapped into a world-renowned winemaker, Phillipe Melka, to assist on their high-end Cabernets and complement the inherent strengths of the team.

As for a specific style, the team aims for the three B’s – Big, Bold, Balanced – yet with refinement and elegance. This philosophy lends itself well to the underlying principal of terroir that dates back thousands of years where the interrelationship between soil, climate, and plant are enhanced by the passion of people to convey an authentic sense of place.

R Collection by Raymond reflects the winery’s deep roots and pioneering spirit in California winemaking with a diverse collection of wines showcasing California’s vineyard bounty. The Lot No. 3 designation refers to the winemaking team of Stephanie Putnam, Kathy George and Jean-Charles Boisset who artfully crafted this wine from select lots of Cabernet Sauvignon procured from esteemed vineyards across California’s premier appellations. With limited oak exposure, the wine is enjoyable in its youth and displays smooth, supple tannins and rich fruit flavors.