Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 91799
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Winemaker's Notes

Using no malolactic fermentation and moderate oak influence, the Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay is made in a style that focuses on the inherent qualities of this varietal. Raymond's winemakers let the natural flavors shine through. They used a long, slow fermentation process in stainless steel tanks to retain the fruit flavors, then aged the wine for three months in new Allier French oak barrels, selected for their tight grain that delicately restrains the oak flavors. This gives the wine a touch of oak and creamy vanilla flavors without overwhelming the natural complexity of the fruit.

This rich, medium-bodied Chardonnay opens with citrus, green apple, honeysuckle, orange blossom and vanilla aromas followed by elegant, refreshing flavors of vanilla, granny smith apple, pear and apricot. The long, smooth finish is ripe with notes of pineapple and citrus along with hints of vanilla and almond.

A versatile, food friendly wine that will pair well with crab cakes, grilled orange and ginger chicken, lemon pork or turkey picatta, poached halibut or mahi mahi, steamed Dungeness crab with Meyer lemon aioli or panko coated white asparagus and poached egg salad with citrus vinaigrette.

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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 Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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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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Winemaker's Notes The grapes for the Napa Valley Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon and select Napa ...
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