2016
Nostalgic Selection

Chardonnay
Description

Reminiscent of the original Raymond label, Nostalgic Selection pays homage to the pioneering years at Raymond Vineyards. Raymond wines reflect a dedication to viticultual excellence and five generations of family winemaking in Napa.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The 2016 Nostalgic Selection Napa County Chardonnay opens with alluring aromas of honeysuckle and stone fruit notes. 

Palate: 

Beautifully balanced, this wine displays its finesse with flavors of ripe apple and lemon leading to a long harmonious finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2013 vintage in Napa Valley was one of the earliest harvested vintages in years. A warm spring led to early bud break and created the perfect environment for flowering and fruit set. With warm days and cool nights, our team was able to maintain ideal acid levels with optimum, bright fruit flavors. A portion of the grapes for the Nostalgic Chardonnay come from our estate vineyards in Jameson Canyon with the balance from select growers across Napa County. The estate vineyards are planted on rolling hills at the southern end of Napa Valley. The growing conditions in the Jameson Canyon are very similar to Carneros, the neighboring appellation just west of the Napa River. Winds flow through Jameson Canyon, carrying in the cooling influence of the nearby Pacific Ocean and providing a long, cool growing season that enhances the intensity of the Chardonnay flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa County
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.5% by volume 
  • Aged: 8 months in oak & stainless steel
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Snowpeas
SKU:
RNCHCP163P
$22