Raymond Vineyards Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

£24.99

TASTING NOTE

 The 2011 Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied,
well-structured wine displaying inviting dark cherry notes
accented by hints of clove and an undertone of mulling spices.
The wine was purposely crafted in a style that allows it to pair
expertly with a wide range of cuisine. Our suggestion - try it
alongside a beef stir-fry with fresh ginger. Delicious!

2011 was as challenging as it was educational. What
began with a wet winter and spring continued with
rainfall into mid-June causing delayed bloom and
significant shatter in parts of California. The
precipitation totals for the season found the region
more than a third above normal in rainfall, and while
this was good news for water resources, the cloud
cover and cool temperatures delayed vine development
by several weeks at the onset of the growing season.
Despite this, we found that the flavors from this
vintage developed at lower brix, giving us the
opportunity to make truly elegant wines at lower
alcohol levels.

 

 We used Cabernet grapes from three unique appellations,
resulting in a fun and diverse wine to make. The blend is
comprised of fruit from the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and
Lake County. Napa Valley is the backbone of the blend, with
its terroir providing the fullest expression of black fruits and
integrated tannins; Sonoma County’s fog influence produces
grapes that give the wine structure, balance and acidity; Lake
County’s growing season is short, making for red, jammy wines
that are easy to enjoy. Small amounts of Merlot and Petit
Verdot were added before bottling to provide depth &
structure to the final blend.

14.4% abv

Raymond Vineyards Family Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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