Author JoyLovesWineSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 09/29/2009
"Other wineries come and go. Raymond remains, offering solid Napa Valley Cab at a fair price. The '05 Reserve calls to mind the very fine 2000, but actually costs less. It's a dry, elegantly structured wine, rich in sweet fine tannins, and offering up complex, delicious flavors of freshly picked ripe blackberries, spicy cassis, baked cherry pie and smoky oak. Drink now through 2015."
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Author ChipSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 02/07/2009
We had this at a tasting on 2/7/09. It had a very tight nose of blackberry, black currant, cherry, tobacco & cedar. The palate followed with blackberry, black currant, cherry, vanilla and tobacco flavors. It had a creamy mouth feel with some very moderate tannin. It was pretty good.
The nose is mainly cassis and cedar. It felt a bit thin on the palate, displayed flavors of cigar box, cassis and, sweet spice.
In a nut shell: this wine ok for the price. But, I'm not sure I would buy it again...