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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2007
Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 97885)

PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine opens with delicate floral aromas of honeysuckle and orange blossom followed by lemon, lime and pear notes amid toasted almond, orange zest and vanilla. A rich, full mouth feel with balanced acidity and bright pear, peach, honey, lemon and passion fruit flavors followed by a smooth vanilla finish.

A versatile, wine that pairs well with roast lemon and tarragon chicken, grilled salmon, halibut or swordfish, sautéed Petrale sole, seafood risotto, steamed lobster, oysters Rockefeller, sushi and spicy seafood paella, as well as lemon garlic rock shrimp Linguini or lighter soups, salads and stews. Also a perfect choice with a variety of Thai, Mandarin and Vietnamese cuisine.

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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.