Raymond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

The Raymond Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ready to drink now and oh-so-festive with its beautiful red velvet label... Pour it with meaty hors d'oeuvres, pan-seared lamb chops with a mint chutney, eggplant stuffed with ground lamb, pine nuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon and lots more. It's got delicious ripe fruit, a wonderful earthy side and the personality to pair with most any holiday pairings on the hearty side. Not to mention, you won't find a Napa Cab at the price point often...

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Merlot. It was aged in 37% new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite a serious, savory nose of roasted nuts, espresso and charcuterie with a core of cassis, warm blackberries and black forest cake plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, expressive black fruit flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing savory. Drink 2019-2033." Oct 2019

Winery:  "A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a beautiful nose of blue and black fruits. Expressive flavors of raspberry and blackberries are met with blackcurrant and warm plum. The wine has a lovely freshness and vibrancy with a medium bodied midpalate. Textured with plush tannins, the finish is smooth and velvety.

Marked by extreme conditions that reduced crop size, the 2017 vintage started with abundant winter rainfall followed by a mild spring which led to vigorous vines. The growing season saw three heat spikes, including one over Labor Day weekend kicking harvest into high gear. By October 8, nearly 90% of the grapes had been harvested and the resulting wine is characterized as elegant with a great complexity of flavor.

The dress code is velvet. The velvet label symbolizes the texture, emotion, and feeling in the wine, the dynamic legacy of the Raymond family, and a vibrant vision of our future."

Bottle 750ml,     
Varietal 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petit Sirah, 1% Merlot
Alcohol  14.5%
pH 3.72
Total Acidity 6.0g/L
Aging 18 months in 37% new French oak
Region Napa Valley, California
Original Price $41.99
Current Price $34.99

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