Raymond Vineyards

Masquerade
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 116
Vintage

2014

Raymond Vineyards

Masquerade

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • From a trio of vineyards in Rutherford, St. Helena and the eastern hillsides of Napa Valley
  • A trio of wine luminaries guiding the winemaking: Stephanie Putnam, Philippe Melka and Jean-Charles Boisset
  • Velvet opulence in the glass

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a trio of Raymond vineyards in Rutherford, St. Helena and the eastern hillsides of Napa Valley with a trio of wine luminaries guiding the winemaking: Stephanie Putnam, Philippe Melka and Jean-Charles Boisset. The resulting wine showcases purity of fruit in a bold and balanced style, with earthy aromas of forest floor and luscious fruit flavors of summer-ripe raspberry and dried cherry, punctuated by dusty tannins and a hint of minerality. This wine harmonizes structure and complexity leading to a long, satisfying finish.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Stephanie Putnam

Winemaker, Raymond Vineyards

Winemaker, Stephanie Putnam

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
To craft big, bold, balanced wines that best reflect the distinct terroirs of Napa Valley.

H-E-B

646 South Flores
San Antonio  TX  78204-1210


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