To produce Cabernet Sauvignon “R Collection” Raymond Vineyards minimal intervention winemaking techniques were used to allow the true Californian terroir to shine through. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with native and selected yeasts. Minimal pump-overs took place to avoid over-extraction of tannins. Minimal use of French oak influenced the maturation which lasted for six months, adding subtle complexity to Cabernet Sauvignon “R Collection” Raymond Vineyards.
The R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the finest vineyards throughout California, with each area adding a unique layer into the overall taste profile. The vines are planted in gravel soils overlaid with alluvial layers, which provides the vines with good drainage.
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneering estates. The family arrived in Napa in 1933 and have become deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 36 hectare estate in Rutherford, which now comprises 121 hectares in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic; and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy. Five generations of Raymond Vineyards have created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, opulence and complexity.