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2016 Raymond District Collection St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

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March 17, 2024 - $51

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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

...more fruit-forward, elegant effort that has impressive red currants, vanilla bean, and spice.

93+ The Wine Advocate

...baked cherries, warm plums and crème de cassis with hints of dusty soil, iron ore, mossy bark and tobacco. Big, concentrated and full, the palate is packed with rich fruit and framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy.

92Wine Spectator

Features a range of red and black currant, violet, savory, dried anise and sagebrush notes that weave together harmoniously, scored with a mineral accent on the finish that adds cut and freshness.

91Vinous / IWC

Silky tannins give the 2016 soft contours and tons of immediacy. Floral accents add nuance to the red and purplish berry fruit in this impeccable, inviting Cabernet Sauvignon.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

St. Helena AVA is at the northern end of Napa Valley just north of Rutherford and south of Calistoga. It is a relatively warm climate thanks to the Mayacamas Mountains on its western edge, which protect it from Pacific Ocean fog. Out of the 9,000 acres in the appellation, some 1,500 are under vine. The principal grapes grown in St. Helena are the Bordeaux grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. St. Helena is considered prime wine producing territory, and it was one of the first important wine producing regions in northern California. The legendary Charles Krug founded his winery just north of the town of St. Helena in 1873, and today the appellation is home to many prestigious producers, including Abreu, Grace Family and Spottswoode.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.