Nose

Our 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon opens with rich aromas of ripe plum and blackberry and a subtle touch of violet.

Palate

Upon the palate, flavors of cassis are accented by a hint of black licorice. The velvety richness of the mid palate carries through on the finish for a very harmonious sensory experience.

Growing Conditions

The Estate Collection is a series of limited-production wines available only at the Raymond Estate. Sourced from our finest estate vineyards and longtime vineyard partners, each wine represents our winemaking team’s commitment to crafting wines worthy of our five generation winemaking legacy in Napa Valley. The grapes for our Estate Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in prestigious vineyards from the western and southern reaches of Napa Valley including our Rutherford estate. The gravelly and sedimentary rock soils of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards strain the vines resulting in small, intense berries with concentrated flavors.

Winemaking

After the grapes were hand-picked and sorted at the tail end of September and beginning of October, the wine spent 44 days on the skins.

Aging

Aged for 19 months in 35% new French oak. The tightly grained barrels provide textural complexity, added depth, and a plush, full body.