Processing Your Order...

Search for ""

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now

New Customers Save $30 off $100+* with code JULYNEW30

New Customers Save $30* with code JULYNEW30

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 7/31/2018. The $30 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Naked Mountain Raptor Red 2002

Other Red Blends from Virginia
    0% ABV
    All Vintages
    Currently Unavailable $25.99
    Try the
    25 99
    25 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
    Ships Sun, Jul 29
    Limit 0 bottles per customer
    Sold in increments of 0
    Add to Cart
    0
    Limit Reached
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Share
    Vintage Alert
    Alert me when new vintages are available
    Rate for better recommendations
    (256 characters remaining)
    Cancel Save

    0.0 0 Ratings
    0% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Critical Acclaim

    All Vintages
    Naked Mountain

    Naked Mountain Vineyard

    View all wine
    Naked Mountain Vineyard, Virginia
    Naked Mountain Vineyard owners, Bob and Phoebe Harper, fondly refer to their start as a hobby that got out of hand. They had been amateur winemakers for years before finding property upon which to etablish their vinifera vineyard. The first grapes were planted in the spring of 1976--Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. After continuing the expansion of the vineyard over the next several years, the winery was established in 1981. The largest production is barrel fermented chardonnay which accounts for almost 75% of the production. Riesling, done in the style of a German mosel, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also produced.

    The red shouldered hawk on the Naked Mountain label has become a signature logo. The hawks can be seen on their annual north-south migrations as they travel along the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    Virginia

    View all wine

    Diversity of landscape, terrain and climate make Virginia one of the most exciting American wine producing states today. Its viticultural history reaches as far back as 1607 when early settlers made the first wine from indigenous American grapes.

    Thomas Jefferson imported the first French varieties to Virginia and grew the Vitis vinifera species (the European species), though not with great success.

    Today, however, increased knowledge and optimal vineyard management techniques bring prosperity with a great number of diverse varieties. Virginia’s varied landscape has created seven distinct AVAs (American Viticultural Areas).

    Encouraged by an enthusiastic state government, fine wine production in Virginia continues to flourish. The state achieves success with a variety of wine types and styles including sparkling wines, Bordeaux Blends, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Viognier and less common whites like Petit Manseng and Vermentino.

    Other Red Blends

    View all wine

    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

    CVI626661_2002 Item# 73972