Raymond R Collection Chardonnay 2008

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 105340
  • WE87
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

R Collection Chardonnay opens with pear, pineapple, lemon, lime and apple aromas followed by notes of honeysuckle, gardenia and vanilla. A rich mouth feel with crisp, bright fruit flavors of Granny Smith apple, honey, pear, pineapple and honeydew melon with touches of vanilla in the finish. This wine has nicely balanced acidity and a smooth finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Fruity and oaky, with pineapple, mango, tangerine, vanilla and buttered toast flavors. Shows lots of the same characteristics of far more expensive Chardonnays, which makes it a good buy.
Editors' Choice"
87 Points

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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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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On the palate, honeysuckle and dried apricots mingle with the bright flavors of grapefruit and are accented with the fragrant ...
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