Raymond Reserve Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, California

$15.29 $13.49
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Item No. 91248
  • white wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WE86

Winemaker's Notes

Raymond Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from small, secluded vineyards in the eastern portion of the Napa Valley where daytime temperatures tend to be slightly warmer than the main valley floor and have generally shorter growing seasons. This area is ideal for producing crisp, clean, citrus overtoned Sauvignon Blanc fruit. The 2006 growing season was marked by mild spring and summer weather extending ripening periods by several weeks. As a result, Raymond's Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked the second week of September, highlighting a classic example of the diverse Napa Valley growing region.

This wine's opening aromas of grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange blossoms are followed by hints of hibiscus and lemon grass notes. Upon entry, the mouth fills with flavors of ripe grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, lime and orange. A balanced, medium-bodied wine with crisp, lively acidity and a pleasant, smooth finish.

Food pairings: A wonderful wine to enjoy on its own or served with sushi, raw oysters on the half shell, grilled scallops, poached halibut or sea bass, smoked salmon, lemon grass chicken and Quiche Lorraine. Versatile and refreshing, it also pairs with a variety of ethnic cuisines from spicy Thai to Vietnamese or Indian curry dishes.

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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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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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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