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Raymond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Dusty cedar and wet stone on the nose with hints of leather and black fruit. On the palate, blackberry and black plum flavors with some green herb notes and violets. Roasted meat jus. Big, masculine wine. 89 pts. 5/9/13 at winery

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Raymond Vineyards:
Celebrating over 35 years of Napa Valley winemaking tradtion, Raymond Vineyards specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/17/2013

Dusty cedar and wet stone on the nose with hints of leather and black fruit. On the palate, blackberry and black plum flavors with some green herb notes and violets. Roasted meat jus. Big, masculine wine. 89 pts. 5/9/13 at winery


Snooth User: GolfCT83
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/26/2012

Had it at Flemings Steahouse. $44 a bottle. Smooth tasting. 2009 vintage.


Snooth User: lizzy3195
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 09/21/2007

Had this wine with Italian at Tutto Mundo's in Carmel. It was so smooth, we could have guzzled it...but we didn't. It tasted of cherries & maybe a little berry & vanilla. But it was definitely not overly sweet, nor was it bitter.


External Reviews for Raymond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

A beautiful Cabernet. Pretty tannic now, so if you drink, decant, and have with rich, oily meats and cheeses. But the heart of black cherries, and cassis, and the overall balance, enable this wine to develop over the next 6-8 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Roy Raymond Sr. founded this family-run winery back in 1971, and son Walter is now the winemaker. They've turned out quite an effort in the tricky '98 vintage. Their '97 Reserve Cab was No. 64 last year.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Here's an outstanding reserve Cabernet at a reasonable price. It's firm, focused and complex, leading off with a smoky, toasty core of oak notes and complementary flavors of ripe black cherry, currant, cedar and tar. Deliciously complex on the finish, where the flavors persist. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/27/2011

Grown principally at Raymond's Zinfandel Lane vineyard, this is totally tannic right now and will need lots of cellar time to evolve. The fruit is firm and ripe, a thin red line of cherry flavor surrounded by the fleshy bulk of tannin, but it's not out of balance, just young. This should expand into something rich and heady with age.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Formidable, but rounding out nicely at this tasting. The big tannins are settling in, allowing the generous fruit of this excellent Napa vintage to emerge. Blackcurrant and plum, with crème de cassis coming from the harmonious marriage of fruit and oak. Herbal notes from the dusty tannins offer grip and complexity.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Sleek, rich and elegant, with pretty, well-defined currant, black cherry, anise, earth and hazelnut flavors, firming up on the finish where the tannins are sweet and firm. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 05/23/2011

Here's an intense, nervy young Cab that impresses for its powerful oak and cassis flavors. It's a little sharp now, with an acidic jamminess and tea-like tannic structure that suggests moderate aging capability. Stash it until 2008, then open for a couple of years.


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