Raymond Vineyards

Masquerade
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 102
Vintage

2015

Raymond Vineyards

Masquerade

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with balanced structure and complexity leading to a long, satisfying finish
  • From a trio of vineyards in Rutherford, St. Helena and southeastern Napa Valley hillside vineyards
  • A trio of wine luminaries guiding the winemaking: Stephanie Putnam, Philippe Melka and J.C. Boisset
  • Velvet opulence in the glass; aromas of forest floor and flavors of wild strawberry and dried cherry

Raymond Vineyards has crafted Masquerade, a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The work of esteemed Raymond Winemaker Stephanie Putnam, world-renowned Consulting Winemaker Philippe Melka, and Raymond Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Masquerade combines the best lots of fruit from our cherished Napa Valley vineyards into a stunning expression of pure velvet opulence in a glass. This Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the purity of the fruit and influence of terroir in a big, bold and balanced style. Earthy aromas of forest floor and opulent flavors of wild strawberry and dried cherry are complemented with complex layers of baker's chocolate and toasted marshmallow. Punctuated by dusty tannins and a hint of minerality, this wine harmonizes perfectly with balanced structure and complexity leading to a long, satisfying finish.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • 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.

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4240 Silverado Trail
Napa  CA  94558
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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Krupp Brothers 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Doctor's Orders 18
Boeschen Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 16
Heitz Wine Cellars 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
Long Meadow Ranch Winery 2008 Petite Sirah Rutherford Spice Rack 14
Soñador Cellars 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Dream Weaver 14
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