Raymond Red Napa Reserve 2017 750 ML
- Country: US
- SubRegion: Napa Valley
- Type: Red Blend
- Size: 750 ML
- State/Region: California
- Brand: Raymond
90pts, Wine Advocate:The 2017 Red Blend Reserve is made up of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 9% Zinfandel, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah and 4% Malbec. It was aged in 24% new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with flamboyant cedar chest, baking spices and licorice scents over a cassis and plum preserves core with a waft of dried flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with baked black berries with a finely grained frame, finishing with an invigorating lift. 2,617 cases produced.
90pts, Jeb Dunnuck:A new wine from this team, which is headed up by Stephanie Putnam and consultant Philippe Melka, the 2017 Napa Valley Reserve Red Blend checks in as a kitchen sink blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petit Verdot, 9% Zinfandel, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Malbec. It offers a beautiful complexity and nuance as well as classy notes of blackcurrants, spice box, dried flowers, and leafy herbs. Medium-bodied, with solid Cabernet character, it's balanced, charming, and delicious.