To produce Chardonnay “R Collection” Raymond Vineyards Minimal intervention winemaking techniques were used to allow the true Californian terroir to shine through. Primarily fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the freshness and varietal characteristics of the Chardonnay grape, a small proportion was fermented in oak to add subtle complexity. Chardonnay “R Collection” Raymond Vineyards underwent partial malolactic fermentation which developed a creamy texture, while retaining balancing acidity.
Sourced from the finest North and Central Coast vineyards throughout California,with each area adding a unique layer into the overall taste profile.
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.