This rich, classic Rutherford Cabernet is a deep, garnet beauty that gets the show rolling with beautiful aromas of black currant and cherry, touched by cedar. The medium to full-bodied palate courses with red currant, chocolate and tobacco through a long, lifted and fruity finish.
"Raymond Vineyards has returned to the fold as one of the benchmark, classic estates in all of Napa." – Robert M Parker, Jr. The Bad Boy of Burgundy. The man who favors silk smoking jackets, Baccarat crystal, surrealist art, and things both shaken and stirred. He’s had three sets of tires slashed in Beaune for having the audacity to bottle Grand Cru under screwcap. He married Gina Gallo, and they now live in Robert Mondavi's former Napa Valley home high up on Wappo Hill in Yountville. His parties include painted acrobats suspended from the rafters, and John Legend on the piano. He is Jean-Charles Boisset, the most interesting man in the wine business. Boisset brings a passion for greatness and a unique Gallic flair to his winery projects in California, especially Raymond Vineyards. We were especially impressed by the following wine, which illustrates Raymond's wild renaissance in quality and, thanks to Jean-Charles, a sultry, far-out image makeover that must be seen to be believed. It's definitely worth a stop on your next visit to the valley.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon District Collection Rutherford is blockbuster stuff that has everything going for it. Rich, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and still polished and elegant, it offers copious cassis, spice, toasted bread, graphite and violet aromas and flavors. As with all these wines, it’s impeccably made and has the class to keep for 15+ years.