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47 Ratings
Raymond Reserve Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet SauvignonAromas of red cherry, raspberry, plums, cassis, earth, pepper and vanilla arefollowed 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 flavorsand 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, grilledlamb chops and ...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
  • Wine News
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine News