Raymond Vineyard’s NapaGras is no mere party – it’s a celebration of life, a moment that transcends the traditional and invokes memories of Carnival celebrations from across the world. In honor of this preeminent Premiere Napa Valley gala, Raymond Vineyards has crafted Masquerade, a 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
The work of esteemed Raymond winemaker Stephanie Putnam, world-renowned consultant Philippe Melka, and Raymond proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Masquerade combines the best lots of fruit from our cherished Rutherford, St. Helena and Oakville vineyards into a stunning expression of pure velvet opulence in a glass.
18 months in new French oak.
very full bodied
Winemaker, Raymond Vineyards
Stephanie Putnam is the director of winemaking at Raymond Vineyards, where she oversees all aspects of winemaking for this iconic Napa Valley winery. Before joining the Boisset Collection team, Stephanie spent eight years as winemaker at Far Niente Winery, where she contemporized their house style. Prior to that, she was part of the team at The Hess Collection Winery, where she began as a cellar worker and rapidly progressed to winemaker. Throughout her 15+ years of experience as a winemaker, over 30 of her wines have received 90+ scores from Robert Parker.
Country born: United States
Education: BS Fermentation Science, UC Davis
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Honors / Awards:
Wine Spectator's Top 100 List; Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 List; The Wine News Cabernet of the Year
To craft big, bold, balanced wines that best reflect the distinct terroirs of Napa Valley.
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