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Score: 89 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast
The alcohol is hefty but balanced, giving the wine a heat it wears well. The tannins are big and thick, while the fruit is all about ripe black cherries and chocolate. It hits the sweet spot, but finishes dry.
Score: 95 | July 1, 2014 | Wine Enthusiast

Made from various St. Helena vineyards, with some additions from eastern Oakville, it expresses all the beauty of Napa Valley Cab. The flavors of blackberries, black currants, chocolate, licorice and smoky cedar are absolutely delicious. Yet the wine possesses structure, not the easiest to achieve with a 100% Cabernet this rich. 

Score: 93 | June 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits

Flavorful black tannins give this wine the taste of dark chocolate, the 85 percent cocoa kind.  A creamy texture carries all the supple, mineral tannins, with glints of bright fruit underneath.  Grown on 10-year old vines planted on rocky, alluvial soils along the Napa River, this should be at its best with a few years of age.  Distribution is limited to Raymond's wine club and tasting room.
 

Score: 90 | May 1, 2014 | JamesSuckling.com
Aromas and flavors of terracotta, walnuts and ripe fruits follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a round-textured finish. Lovely mouthfeel in this early-drinking cab.
Score: 93 | May 1, 2014 | JamesSuckling.com
Slightly lifted nose with mint, dried-flower and berry character. Full to medium body with firm, silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. I really like the refined austerity to this.
Score: 91 | May 1, 2014 | JamesSuckling.com
A solid wine with currants, mint and berry character. Medium to full body, soft tannins and a juicy finish. Opens on the palate with air. Drink or hold.
Score: 90 | May 1, 2014 | Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright medium ruby. Cassis, licorice and crushed rock on the nose, lifted by a violet topnote. Suave and varietally accurate, with good inner-mouth energy and lift to the dark berry and fresh herb flavors. Finishes with serious tannins and lingering sweet berry fruit. Raymond is now under the Boisset Family Estates umbrella following its purchase by Jean-Charles Boisset in August of 2009. Boisset, who also has a major presence in Burgundy, told me he looks for refined wines--"almost in a pinot style." Philippe Melka is in charge of winemaking here.
Score: Silver | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Silver | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | February 6, 2014 | American Fine Wine Competition