"A fine Merlot from this venerable Napa winery. The polished flavors of plums and blackberries are joined with earthier ones of dried herbs, green olives and sweet, smoked meat, all wrapped in softly plush, complex tannins. A tannic edge through the finish calls for rich meats, or a little bit of cellaring."-Wine Enthusiast Using fruit from the Raymond estate vineyards in St. Helena and Jameson Canyon, this wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing soft smooth texture and class...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Light to medium in volume and relatively low in fruit compared to the leafy, dried bean notes that come first in the aromas, this one has Merlot feel at the front of the palate before becoming increasingly coarse and dry towards the back. Merlot is supposed to be friendly; this one is not.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Wine News(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News