90 Insider Points
Blackberry and Plum fruit core, this young California cabernet has plenty of vigor and will age gracefully over the next five years. This is a BBQ workhorse and pairs well with Pork tenderloin and prime rib roasts. The finish of cinnamon and chocolate interplay nicely. Drinking great through 2020. -Wesley Box 12/16
R Collection by Raymond is special and diverse collection of wines artfully crafted from the finest vineyards throughout California, living up to esteemed Napa Valley’s Raymond family standards. This collection showcases fruit from prized vineyards throughout California giving each vintage its own, unique layer to the overall taste profile. Raymond vineyards is all about time-honored winemaking tradition with minimal intrusion to allow the special California terroir to shine through in every glass.
Winning the GOLD at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the 2014 Raymond R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with seductive aromas of ripe red fruits and cloves with hints of white pepper and blueberry to awaken the senses. Flavors of cherry, rhubarb and red plum evolve on the palate, accented with touches of cocoa and vanilla on the lingering finish. Supple tannins and rich fruit flavors evolved wonderfully, and with limited time in oak, the result is smooth, medium-bodied and certainly enjoyable in its youth.
Great quality from Raymond and exceptional value make the R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon your go-to red for burgers to BBQ to steak.
R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with striking aromas of bright red fruits and cloves complimented with subtle notes of blueberry and white pepper. Flavors of rhubarb, plum, and raspberry are highlighted with a touch of vanilla and cocoa on the finish. Beautifully balanced, the R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays well-integrated tannins.
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of Napa Valley’s great estates. Arriving in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins, ultimately creating a 90-acre estate straddling Rutherford and St. Helena in the heart of the Napa Valley that remains today one of Napa’s pioneering original estates. Through the years Raymond has built its enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley and a commitment to honor those roots, the estate, and the family tradition through every wine produced.
Raymond has continued its tradition of family winemaking by becoming a part of the Boisset Family Estates collection of wineries in August 2009. With the 2009 Fall harvest came an increased commitment to producing the highest quality Napa Cabernet – select new Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards were added, and early in 2010 organic farming methods were implemented in pursuit of eventually achieving organic certification for the estate vineyards, a hallmark of Boisset properties worldwide.
Pairs perfectly with pork tenderloin or filet mignon.