This beautiful wine is a blend of several vineyards in the North Coast with the majority of the fruit harvested from the prestigious Red Hills appellation of Lake County which is located on the northern edge of the Mayacamas Range. With elevations ranging from 1,350 to 2,600 feet, the grapes are grown in mountain climate conditions allowing for good acid retention during ripening. Grapes were also harvested from the Dry Creek Vineyard located in Sonoma as well as a splash of fruit from Mendocino. The wine was fermented in neutral French oak barrels to maximize higher aromatics and pressed off at dryness capturing the freshness and vibrancy of the wine.
The Exclusive Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the finest vineyards throughout California, with each area adding a unique layer into the overall taste profile. Minimally intrusive winemaking techniques allow the true California terroir to shine through in every glass poured and bottle enjoyed. This Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to the Raymond family’s five generation tradition of sharing their love of winemaking.Aroma:
Our 2020 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon entices you with aromas of blueberry, red plumb, and blackberry with a hint of cardamom.Palate:
Rich fruit flavors are expressed on the palate and are enhanced by notes of Bing cherry, nutmeg and mocha. This is an elegantly approachable wine with a lush mid-palate and a luxurious and lingering finish.Vintage Notes:
2020 kicked off with ideal growing conditions. Mild temperatures led to evenly developed clusters and an early budbreak was followed by a warm to hot summer. Low winter rains resulted in smaller berries with concentrated flavors. Harvest kicked o in early August and all things pointed to normal yields and exceptional fruit quality.
Meats & Fish:Braised short ribs, Bacon Blue Cheese Burger or Barbeque RibsCheese & Nuts:Hard Cheeses such as Cheddar or ParmesanFruits & Vegetables:Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine NutsSauces:Classic Italian Red Sauce Pastas
- Appellation: North Coast
- Alcohol: 14.5% by vol.
- pH: 3.70
- TA: 6.0g/L