Raymond Napa Valley Reserve Red
This 2018 Napa Valley Red Wine offers beautiful notes of blackcurrants, dried flowers and baking spices. Flavors of a baked blackberry pie, cassis and leafy herbs coat the palate with nuances of licorice. This is a balanced wine with finely-grained tannins and a charming and velvety finish.
Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 9% Malbec, 9% Petite Sirah, 3% Cabernet Franc
Robert Parker 92 Points- The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, coming from more than 20 different sites, with 29% coming from estate vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford. It was aged in French oak barrels, 37% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with ready-for-business scents of blackcurrant pastilles, redcurrant jelly and Morello cherries with hints of dried Provence herbs, pencil shavings and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with crunchy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and savory.
Wine Spectator 90 Points- Friendly and open, with plum and blackberry compote flavors framed with hints of singed vanilla and cedar. Stays fresh through the polished finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.
Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points- A smoking value, the 2018 Napa Valley Reserve Red is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet has small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Franc. It’s a blend from multiple vineyards but comes mostly from Rutherford and St. Helena. Lots of ripe red and black fruits, toasted spices, and a touch of leafy tobacco emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rounded, upfront, and undeniably delicious Cabernet. It’s not going to make old bones, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at the price. Enjoy bottles over the coming 5-7 years.
Region: Napa Valley
Country: United States
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Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Today, inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond is a dynamic destination dedicated to inspiring its guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality, where each in a series of diverse experiences progresses visitors into another world of discovery and exceptional wines. Further, Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic, and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy.