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Score: 4 stars | June 1, 2013 | Restaurant Wine
Supple and ripely flavored, this is a fairly rich Merlot, with evident oak character and a long finish. It tastes of blackberry, cassis, toast, and spicy oak. Excellent value.
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: 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: 89 | May 31, 2013 | Wine Spectator
Leaning toward the herb and dill side of Cabernet, this is lean and rim, with crushed rock, currant, cedar and tobacco leaf elements. The leanest of the new Raymond District Cabernets.
Score: 94 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
A flashy wine—dry and rich and dense— that manages to be drinkable now, yet also ageable. The flamboyant black currant, chocolate, spice and oak flavors are delicious, and while the tannins are pretty strong, they’re finely ground, giving the wine a nice grittiness. This blend will age well through 2020.
Score: 93 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
An ambitious Cabernet that’s part of Raymond’s program of highlighting individual appellations within Napa Valley. This wine is delicious, exhibiting rich, deep flavors of black currants with tasteful accents of oak. While it’s fine to drink now, the tannins and long finish suggest up to eight years in the cellar will be beneficial.
Score: 92 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Cellar Selection. Edgy tannins are the star in this young Cabernet. They give the wine a gritty feeling, making it hard to embrace the ripe blackberry, black cherry and currant flavors. The dryness, fine acidity and overall balance suggest this will have no trouble negotiating the next 10 years in the cellar.
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: 88 | May 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast Online Exclusive
So rich and soft with chocolate, raspberry and vanilla flavors, this wine is better sipped by itself than with food. The alcohol level is enormously high, giving this Cabernet the headiness of a Port.
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.