2016
Sommelier Select

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

Raymond Vineyard’s Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is selected and blended by a group of influential sommeliers from the finest restaurants and inspired by the rich history of our world-renowned winegrowing region. This blend is comprised of fruit from three unique appellations: Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Lake County. Napa Valley is the backbone of the blend, with its terroir providing the fullest expression of bright red fruits and integrated tannins; Sonoma County’s fog influence produces grapes that give the wine structure, balance and acidity; Lake County’s growing season is short, making for ripe and velvety wines that are easy to enjoy.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

The 2016 Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of cherry, plum and dusty rose.

Palate: 

This is a big wine with elegant tannins and flavors of raspberry, black currant and spice. With a velvety mouth-feel and smooth finish.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The 2016 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.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: North Coast
  • Varietals:
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Cabernet Franc
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.75
  • TA: 5.9 g/L
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Fine Steak, Rack of lamb
Cheese & Nuts:
Sharp Cheeses such as Cheddar or Blue
$30