Created by Jean-Charles Boisset, the innovative JCB Collection brings together two worlds of winemaking—Old and New. With the collection, Jean-Charles celebrates his French heritage while embracing his passion for California. Each wine in the collection is a limited edition, and is “named” with a number. These numbers signify a wine style that Jean-Charles strives to achieve vintage to vintage, while also symbolizing important ideas, passions and moments in his life and wine career.
What if we could capture style and hold it in a bottle? What if heritage and promise could be entwined? What if personality – audacious, passionate, unique, subtle, mysterious – was revealed from one bottle to another by a Number, until it was all held within a limited collection of fine wines? We have achieved this and more with our JCB Collection. Created by Jean-Charles Boisset, the innovative JCB Collection brings together two worlds of winemaking- Old and New. Jean-Charles set forth a vision of the wine world centered on family, passion, history, innovation a commitment to fine wines and a dedication to sustainable winegrowing. Each JCB wine is known by a number and each number has deep significance for Jean-Charles from the year his grandparents were married to the birth of his twins and many special events in between. Using words like Dazzling, Intuitive, and Opulent to describe the wines in this exclusive collection, JCB is a new way of thinking about wine…a new way of exploring taste and style.
Their first vintage crush in 1974 was emblematic of the early Napa Valley harvests: the family worked together side-by-side caring for every facet of the winery - hospitality to farming, fermentation, bottling and sales.
The family quickly earned acclaim for their elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley and a commitment to honor those roots, the estate and the family tradition through every wine produced.
Raymond Vineyards traces its family roots to the origins of winemaking in America's most fabled wine region. Embodying the spirit of the "Old Napa Valley", the Raymond family worked side-by-side to build their winery from the ground-up. After arriving in the Napa Valley in 1933, marrying Martha Jane Beringer in 1936, and enjoying more than thirty-five years working in every facet of Beringer Winery, in 1970 Roy Raymond Sr., together with his sons Walter and Roy Jr., decided that it was their time to put their family name on the deep roots they'd laid in the Napa Valley.
Jean-Charles Boisset serves as president of Boisset Family Estates, one of the world's leading family-owned wine companies, with wineries in Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, the South of France, and expertise in French sparkling wines.