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Raymond Vineyards Reviews

Score: 90 | June 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Soft, supple and structured, this wine is richly crafted in pencil shavings and cedar, with denser, fuller flavors of red cherry and raspberry. With a bite of burly power, it contains 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Petit Verdot. 

Score: 92 | May 1, 2017 | Wine Spectator

Exhibits a rich, complex mix of green apple, pear, melon and toasty oak flavors. Deep without being weighty. The oak adds traction on the finish.

Score: 90 | May 1, 2017 | Wine Enthusiast

Rock candy and bright lemon flavors form the core of this young, tightly wound white, wrapped in toasty oak. A stony, gravelly texture gives it a touch of complexity.

Score: 90 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

Full, rich, concentrated and chewy with notes of cherry, cassis, black licorice, espresso, cedar and campfire. 

Score: 90 | March 2, 2017 | Planet Grape

Very elegant, supple and understated style with notes of plum skin, cassis, vanilla and coffee bean and gentle, fine fresh texture. 

Score: Silver | February 17, 2017 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2017
Score: Double Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 19, 2017 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 90 | December 9, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Powerfully extracted, this needs long exposure to air before the hard edges relent, moving from mineral oil, heat and black tannins to a smoother, softer feel. The texture becomes round and lush, while the mineral notes in the tannins keep it to an elegant line.

Score: Silver | June 30, 2016 | International Women's Wine Competition
Score: Silver - 91 Points | June 27, 2016 | California State Fair
Score: Gold | January 28, 2016 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Gold | January 28, 2016 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 11, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Score: 92 | December 31, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

High-intensity and reflective of its mountainous heritage, this 100% varietal wine is elegant and velvety, despite its thick tannin structure. It offers equal components of berry pie, black pepper and cardamon. Smooth on the palate, it’s ready now, well made and in balance.  — V.B.  

Score: 90 | December 1, 2015 | Wine & Spirits

A rich red, this is structured and firm in the middle, then it loosens up to a touch of sweetness in the end. There's interesting detail in the tannins, yielding the scent of tobacco and the feel of crushed stone. The flavors are smoky with oak, broad and juicy, built for eggplant roasted with ground lamb. 

Score: Silver | December 1, 2015 | Grand Harvest Awards
Score: 91 | December 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection                                                                                                                   
From the cooler reaches of the Napa Valley, this Coombsville wine is herbal and leathery, with a taste of bittersweet chocolate at its core. Integrated oak plays a background role behind baked plum and intense, ripe fruit, finishing in tobacco.  — V.B.

Score: 89 | October 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

Crisp and high in acidity, this wine mixes cinnamon, vanilla and pear flavors, accented by a note of exotic orange blossom on the nose. With a low presence of oak and medium body, it remains fresh and vibrant in the glass, offering a hit of toast and vanilla on the finish. —V.B. 

Score: 88 | September 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

Fleshy and dry, this voluptuous wine has an abundance of creamy weight on the palate, but it never veers too far, remaining balanced and ultimately elegant. Stone fruit and quince vie for attention, with a salty undertow of lemongrass and ginger.

  — V.B. 

Score: 91 | May 26, 2015 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

GOLD

May 26, 2015 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

SILVER

May 26, 2015 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition

SILVER

Score: Silver | February 9, 2015 | American Fine Wine Competition