(From 2011 Vintage) The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection wines are exclusively from Napa Valley. Beginning with the first vintage in 1974, Raymond Vineyards has developed elegant, powerful wines that are distinctly characteristic of the Napa Valley appellation and have earned the winery its enduring reputation for beautiful balance, elegance and finesse. 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.
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