Raymond Vineyards Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

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Raymond Vineyards Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Raymond Vineyards

Tasting notes - Fragrant aromas of tropical and stone fruits lead to notes of honeysuckle, accentuated by a touch of toasted almonds. This is a beautifully balanced wine with bright acidity and a creamy texture with a hint of minerality on the finish.

Raymond Vineyards Reserve Selection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Luscious aromas of pear and pineapple are
complemented by soft notes of honeysuckle and a
touch of toasted oak. Creamy and textured with a long
finish.


ProducerNote
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
The 2017 vintage was marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, starting
with abundant winter rainfall and mild spring weather, which led to vigorous vines.
However, the growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over ‘Labor Day’
weekend that accelerated the harvest. The hot year ensured that the vast majority
of fruit was off the vines when the Wine Country wildfires broke out on 8th October
2017.


Vineyard
The grapes come from the estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon and selected Napa
Valley growers. The estate vineyards are planted on rolling hills at the southern end
of Napa Valley. The growing conditions in the Jameson Canyon are very similar to
Carneros, the neighbouring appellation just west of the Napa River. Winds flow
through Jameson Canyon, bringing the cooling influence of the nearby Pacific
Ocean and providing a long, cool growing season which enhances and
concentrates the intensity of the varietal characteristics. A proportion of grapes are
harvested from vineyards in Carneros and the Napa Valley which lend more texture
and structure to the blend.


Winemaking
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit. The wine
did not go through malolactic conversion, retaining a crisp style which focuses on
the inherent qualities of the Chardonnay varietal. The wine was aged for 10 months
on its fine lees with periodic lees stirring, which imparted texture. Maturation took
place in 100% French oak barrels, 17% new, from Seguin Moreau, Francois Frère and
Orion.


TastingNote
Fragrant aromas of tropical and stone fruits lead to notes of honeysuckle,
accentuated by a touch of toasted almonds. This is a beautifully balanced wine with
bright acidity and a creamy texture with a hint of minerality on the finish.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2017
Top Brands Raymond Vineyards
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