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2017 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon "Reserve Selection"

Raymond 2017 Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Raymond

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve Selection"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah & 1% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $45

Cases produced: 22,860

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: March 16, 2020

Wine Review: This California Cabernet Sauvignon comes with an elegant red velvet label. It is a slightly hazy medium purple color and has a savory bouquet with dark cherry, red currant, smoked meat, chocolate and a hint of mint. On the palate, it has a medium-plus body with medium-plus acidity and is balanced. It also displays plenty of ripe fruit and some nice layers. Its flavors are dark plum, dark cherry, mocha, black tea and I also found some light oak and black pepper. There are plenty of dusty tannins in the long finish, so I would decant this Cab for at least 30 minutes. Then enjoy it with some grilled lamb chops - Mark

Winemaker Notes: A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a beautiful nose of blue and black fruits. Expressive flavors of raspberry and blackberries are met with blackcurrant and warm plum. The wine has a lovely freshness and vibrancy with a medium bodied midpalate. Textured with plush tannins, the finish is smooth and velvety.

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