Raeburn Winery | Media Kit
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Derek Benham (OWNER/CEO)


Tasting Notes

Awards & Accolades


GOLD Medal & Award of Excellence – TEXSOM International Wine Competition

“As a grape and wine, Chardonnay is transparent; it reflects where it’s grown and how it’s made. It will tell you a story in a few sips, and the 2014 Raeburn Chardonnay will speak volumes. This wine smells and tastes of ripe golden apples and roasted pears, punctuated with fresh lemony acidity–reflective of the fertile loamy soils of the Russian River Valley and the warm days and cool nights of the growing season. The creamy mouthfeel, vanilla and sweet spice notes reveal the barrel fermentation and aging in new French oak. The story this wine tells you is a classic, and one that you will want to revisit over and over again.” – March 2016

GOLD Medal – Houston Uncorked International Wine Competition, December 2015

91 points EXCEPTIONAL – Beverage Testing Institute

“Light gold color. Delicate aromas of pineapple cake and baked apples with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, breezy honey butter and nuts finish with fine tannins and light oak. A polished, elegant styled chardonnay.” – October 2015

GOLD Medal – Sonoma County Harvest Fair, August 2015


GOLD Medal – Miami Best in Glass Wine Competition, January 2015

GOLD Medal & Best in Class – Sonoma County Harvest Fair, August 2014

88 points – Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr.

“Attractive aromas of white peach, poached pear and caramelized citrus are followed by a creamy, medium to full-bodied, pure, well-made Chardonnay that is best drunk over the next 4-5 years.” – December 2014

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