Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Raymond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Raymond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 116869)
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PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Luscious aromas of decadent dark chocolate, plum, framboise and brown sugar lift from the glass while luscious notes of black licorice and cola complete the rich bouquet. On the palate, this classic Rutherford Cabernet is big and chewy with structured tannins and flavors of cedar, espresso beans and mulling spices.

A wine to pair with heartier meats including grilled rib eye steak with mushrooms or herb roasted rack of lamb.

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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.