It has aromas of cherry, candied violet and red fruits with a touch of sandalwood and maple.
Flavors include black currant and cocoa nibs. Enveloping on the palate, this wine is juicy with melting tannins and a kiss of minerality on the finish.
The grapes were sourced from Raymond’s certified organic and Biodynamic® estate vineyards in Rutherford and St. Helena, which have gravelly alluvial fan soils with good drainage, as well as from select nearby growers. The vineyards are diligently monitored throughout the growing season to balance the crop size and quality.
The wine was bottled unfiltered, contributing greater texture and presence to the mid palate.
The wine was aged for 19 months in 100% French oak, of which 30% was new French oak.