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Raymond Vineyards Reviews

Score: 87 | October 31, 2014 | Wine Spectator

This offers depth and richness, with a range of flavors, including mocha, dried herb and berry, crushed rock and savory underbrush. Finishes with extracted, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2022.

Score: 92 | June 30, 2013 | Wine Spectator
This is firm and well-structured with a tight core of cear-laced dried currant, black licorice, road tar and mocha. Ends with gripping tannins. - JL
Score: 93 | June 1, 2013 | Wine & Spirits

This wine is a blend of fruit from two sites on the valley floor in Rutherford-- blocks 1 and 2 at the Raymond estate as well as the Heitz Trailside Vineyards between the Silverado Trail and Conn Creek. The interaction of the fruit and the French oak is impressive, to the fact that more than 90 percent of the barrels are second use-- allowing the dynamic Rutherford tannins to stand firm. The fruit is refined, in a strawberry, raspberry, cranberry mode that freshens the finish. Delicious now with roasted hen-of-the-woods mushrooms next to a steak. (500 cases)

Score: 93 | May 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Nicely oaky, with toasty mochal and dill notes leading to a chocolate-laced core of dark berry. Firms on the finish, ending with spicy, chewy tannins and excellent length.
Score: 95 | May 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Shows striking intensity, density, focus and layers of flavor, with tiers of mocha, blackberry, mineral, black licorice and melted chocolate. The finish sails on, retaining focus and persistence.
Score: 87 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
A blast of ripe cherries, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted coconut and almond flavors. Merlot hardly gets richer than this.
Score: 89 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast Online Exclusive
Marked by deep, delicious flavors of chocolate, blueberries and blackberries, this is a lovely Cabernet to drink now. The tannins are firm, the finish long and spicy. Shows real Napa class.
Score: Silver | June 18, 2012 | Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Score: Silver Medal | April 25, 2012 | Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Score: 87 | April 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
A bit abrupt, with edgy tannins, but quite good for the price. Give it an hour or two in a decanter to let it mellow, and enjoy the blackberry, black currant and oak flavors.
Score: Silver Medal | February 23, 2011 | Dallas Morning News and TexSom Wine Competition