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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2000
(search item no. 41853)
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $12.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Grown in the middle region of Napa Valley, the fruit selected for Raymond Napa Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc displays classic herbal characteristics. Blended with a small percentage of Semillon for added fruitiness and depth, the wine is fermented in stainless steel and barrel aged for three months. Clean and refreshing, it is a classic wine to serve with shellfish, seafood, light fishes, goat cheeses, blue cheeses, and sautéed chicken breast.
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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.