Raeburn is an Olde English term which means the river where one goes to drink. So it’s fitting that Raeburn’s expressive, beautifully balanced Chardonnay begins in the heart of the Russian River Valley where some of the world’s finest Chardonnay grapes are grown. Ripe, luscious and delicious, let Raeburn take you to the river to share a laugh with friends, enhance your favorite meal or just let the day fall away.
Raeburn Chardonnay shows an array of complex fruit tones ranging from pear and Gravenstein apple to nectarine. The fruit is beautifully complemented with toasted oak, vanilla and hints of Crème Brûlée with a balanced and elegant finish.
94 Points Tasting Panel – While the 2018 vintage showed a distinct creaminess, the 2019 has a floral profile that’s lit from within. Aromas of honeysuckle and baked yellow apple sync up with electric flavors of jasmine and lemon sorbet, while a toastier character accented by crème brûlée adds texture to the finish.
90 Points James Suckling – Ripe mangoes, lemon curd, baked apricots, spiced apples and lemon meringue pie on the nose. Some salted caramel, too. Full-bodied with a creamy texture and fresh acidity lending balance. Drink now.