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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2005
(search item no. 89639)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $13.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine's opening aromas of Ruby Red grapefruit, lemon, lime and honeydew melon are followed by hints of Granny Smith apple and herbal notes. Upon entry, the mouth fills with flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, green apple, lemon and orange. A balanced, medium-bodied wine with crisp, lively acidity and a smooth finish touched with lemongrass and ripe melon.

A wonderful wine to enjoy on its own or to accompany oysters on the half shell, grilled shrimp or scallops, poached halibut, sushi, lobster and smoked salmon. A versatile wine that pairs with a variety of ethnic cuisines from spicy Pad Thai and green or yellow curry to Vietnamese spring rolls with citrus dipping sauce or Tandoori chicken.

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About Raymond Vineyard:

For generations, Raymond Vineyards has been an integral part of the Napa Valley, with now five generations of viticultural and winemaking expertise. Our new winemaking team captures the essence of the past while infusing the energy of the future and the vibrancy of the next generation into each and every wine. “It is important to retain the core foundation that made this brand legendary in Napa Valley, while keeping the style fresh and relevant to today’s wine drinkers” says Stephanie Putnam.

In addition to our top-notch winemakers and viticulturalists, Raymond has also tapped into a world-renowned winemaker, Phillipe Melka, to assist on our high-end Cabernets and complement the inherent strengths of the team.

As for a specific style, the team aims for the three B’s – Big, Bold, Balanced – yet with refinement and elegance. This philosophy lends itself well to the underlying principal of terroir that dates back thousands of years where the interrelationship between soil, climate, and plant are enhanced by the passion of people to convey an authentic sense of place. Our winemaking team allows the purest expression of the fruit to reign, with aromas and flavors that fill your glass and your palate with wines that are unmistakably powerful, intriguingly complex, and beautifully integrated.