Raymond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Red Velvet Label 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 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. 22,860 cases produced.
Wine EnthusiastThis large-scale red is approachable in dense red fruit, thick, supple tannin and integrated oak. Rhubarb, dark cherry, clove and orange peel combine across a full-bodied palate of richness and length.
Jeb DunnuckThe ruby/plum-hued 2017 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and the rest Petite Sirah and Merlot. It has loads of spiced currants, tobacco, and dried herb notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, round, supple, and polished style. It's balanced, has loads to love, and sells at a great price.