2015
Raymond Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

At the foot of Mount St. Helena, Calistoga’s warmer climate and volcanic soils produce wines of unmistakable character. With a southwestern exposure and deep, established roots that allow for the use of minimal irrigation, the vines produce berries that were crafted into a wine with excellent flavor, body and overall complexity.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2015 Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon is boasting with aromas of blackberry, and blueberry. 

Palate: 

Dark fruits dance on the palate and mingle with notes of cola and toasted oak. This is a polished wine with structured tannins and balanced acidity. A true expression of Cabernet Sauvignon and its terroir, this wine will age gracefully.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The unseasonably warm temperatures in the early growing season in the Napa Valley in 2015 resulted in early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures later in the season caused uneven fruit set and resulted in a smaller crop than previous average yields. Winemakers and vineyard crews worked diligently to pick and sort the best berries. While drought was still a concern for most of California, Napa Valley received 75% of normal rainfall for the water year.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Calistoga, Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabnernet Sauvignon
  • TA: 7.0 g/L 
  • pH: 3.49
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Aging:
    • French oak
    • 65% New for 20 months
  • Varietals:
    • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Lamb Shanks or Leg of Lamb w/Garlic & Rosemary
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
$95