Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


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£227.86 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%, Petite Sirah 2%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Raymond Vineyards

Tasting notes - The 40th Anniversary 2014 Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fresh aromas of cherry, candied violet and red fruits with a touch of sandalwood and maple. Enveloping on the palate with flavours of blackcurrant and cocoa nibs this wine is juicy with melting tannins and a kiss of minerality on the finish. 

Awards
92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast , 2018
92 Pts, Wine Spectator , 2018
93 Pts, Wine Advocate, 2018

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Classic Napa valley Cabernet redolent of blackcurrant and cedar underpinned by chocolate flavours - elegant, smooth and opulent.

Producer Note

Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneering estates. The Raymond family arrived in Napa in 1933 and have become deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 36 hectare estate in Rutherford, which now comprises 121 hectares in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic; and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy. Five generations of the Raymond family have created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, opulence and complexity.

Vintage

In honour of the Raymond family’s first harvest in 1974, 40 years of exceptional wines are celebrated with the 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 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, the ideal balance of acidity with optimum, bright fruit flavours was achieved.

Vineyard

The grapes for the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon were sourced from the vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena, as well as select nearby growers. The estate vineyards are located on gravelly alluvial fan soils with good drainage, necessary for growing excellent quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are diligently monitored throughout the growing season to balance the crop size and quality. Shoot thinning and leaf removal early in the growing season, followed by cluster thinning at véraison, help to achieve evenly ripened grapes with concentrated flavours.

Winemaking

This wine spent between 21 and 63 days on the skins, then was aged for 19 months in 100% French oak, of which 30% was new. The balance was aged in twice and thrice used French oak. The final blend includes a small proportion of additional varieties for added depth and complexity. The wine was bottled unfiltered, contributing greater texture and presence to the mid palate.

Tasting Note

The 40th Anniversary 2014 Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fresh aromas of cherry, candied violet and red fruits with a touch of sandalwood and maple. Enveloping on the palate with flavours of blackcurrant and cocoa nibs this wine is juicy with melting tannins and a kiss of minerality on the finish.

Serving Suggestion

A great match with roast pork tenderloin or hearty pasta dishes.

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%, Petite Sirah 2%

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Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
California

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Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2%, Petite Sirah 2%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Raymond Vineyards

Tasting notes - The 40th Anniversary 2014 Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with fresh aromas of cherry, candied violet and red fruits with a touch of sandalwood and maple. Enveloping on the palate with flavours of blackcurrant and cocoa nibs this wine is juicy with melting tannins and a kiss of minerality on the finish. 

Awards
92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast , 2018
92 Pts, Wine Spectator , 2018
93 Pts, Wine Advocate, 2018

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