Nose

This wine opens with rich aromas of black tea and tobacco with notes of black cherries.

Palate

Jammy flavors of blackberry, cassis and plum are balanced with an earthy characteristic. This soft, approachable wine has a plush mid-palate and a lingering finish.

Growing Conditions

Our 2016 Family Classic California Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to the Raymond family’s five generation tradition of sharing their love of winemaking. The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Winemaking

We used Cabernet grapes from three unique appellations, resulting in a fun and diverse wine to make. The blend is comprised of fruit from select vineyards from the best regions in California. Fruit from warmer climates that are also exposed to cooling breezes help the grapes retain some of their acidity for vibrancy and freshness. Small amounts of Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah and Merlot were added before bottling to provide depth & structure to the final blend

Aging

Majority stainless steel tanks, some new oak.