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Raymond Vineyards Merlot Reserve Napa Valley 2015

Member Review by puhnner:

Another one from the 'Flight No.7: 'California Dreaming' had at CRU in Love Field while waiting for the delayed flight back. From the CRU Tasting Notes - fairly accurate too: 'A Blast of ripe cherries, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted coconut and almond flavors. Merlot hardly gets richer than this.'

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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.

Member Reviews for Raymond Vineyards Merlot Reserve Napa Valley

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Snooth User: puhnner
1534072,527
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 11/18/2014

Another one from the 'Flight No.7: 'California Dreaming' had at CRU in Love Field while waiting for the delayed flight back. From the CRU Tasting Notes - fairly accurate too: 'A Blast of ripe cherries, chocolate, brown sugar, roasted coconut and almond flavors. Merlot hardly gets richer than this.'


Snooth User: juliecork
107383518
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/05/2016

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Geffen
4319394
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/21/2010

I was skeptical of this Merlot, as its aroma permeated the instant the cork was released. It's fragrance as you lift the glass to your mouth and nose doesn't seem pleasant at all, but it is remarkably smooth on the pallet and very subtle. At first it hints of mild fruit flavors like cherries, raspberries and cranberries, even a hint of apple. by the time you're taking your last few sips it's smoky, oak and nutty flavors begin to come forward. For a bottle that costs less than $30, i was very pleased and would enjoy adding a few more bottles to my collection. Overall, this was a remarkable drop!


Snooth User: crazyplus40
9341399
5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/05/2014

I love the smooth taste of your 2004 Merlot.


Snooth User: Slikchik
12382358
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/19/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: imapotato
16205514
4.50 5
Vintage: 2002 08/02/2010

Had it One it By Land, Two if By Sea, it was great! On the fuller bodied end of the spectrum for a Merlot and tasty.


Snooth User: rkim2000
4404454
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 05/29/2010

Drinking this on 5/30/10. I feel like I'm biting into a juicy piece of fruit. The tannins are causing my saliva glands to go into overload. Smells of oak and vanilla. The taste is so juicy and wet. Some notes of berries and oaky wood. I'm really enjoying this wine.


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External Reviews for Raymond Vineyards Merlot Reserve Napa Valley

External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/19/2013

The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection wines are exclusively from Napa Valley. The Reserve Selection wines are perennial wine list selections at America s finest restaurants and are highly acclaimed by some of the nation s most revered wine critics.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2006 01/07/2010

90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that opens with fragrant aromas of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, cassis and mocha followed by big, bold flavors of red cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, black pepper, cassis and chocolate. Well balanced with good structure and a long smooth vanilla finish.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 10/15/2009

The nose is full of ripe Comice pear and sweet Crenshaw melon; while on the palate, everything’s here for a well-made, extremely satisfying wine. It’s balanced, possesses ripe, juicy fruit, and has a goodly wash of acidity. It’s fairly light and crisp and very food friendly, particularly with citrus-based salads.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesPossesses a smooth, supple texture with aromas of berry, herbs, and smoky wood. Rich and flavorful on the palate, the finish shows a nice balance of fruit character, black pepper, spice and wood tannins. A definite food wine, it will complement smoked & grilled meats, sausages, roasted pork, baked ham, and red-sauced pastas.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2003 04/12/2011

winemaker's notes:Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet SauvignonAromas of red cherry, raspberry, plums, cassis, earth, pepper and vanilla are followed by smooth, ripe cherry, currant and raspberry flavo


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2003 01/19/2010

winemaker's notes: Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon Aromas of red cherry, raspberry, plums, cassis, earth, pepper and vanilla are followed by smooth, ripe cherry, currant and raspberry flavors with a touch of cassis, earth and chocolate. A well balanced wine with good structure, full round flavors and a lingering finish. A versatile wine that will pair well with roast pork tenderloin, barbecued pork ribs, baked ham, grilled figs with prosciutto and gorgonzola dolce, hearty pastas, grilled lamb chops and seared or smoked salmon. Delicious at an early age, but will also benefit from additional cellaring of 5-7 years past the vintage date.



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