Wine Advocate 92
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is made up of 90 Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 Petit Verdot, 2 Petite Sirah and 1 Merlot. It was aged in 37 new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite a serious, savory nose of roasted nuts, espresso and charcuterie with a core of cassis, warm blackberries and black forest cake plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, expressive black fruit flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing savory. 22,860 cases produced.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 92
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon presents a robust and definitive picture of why Napa Valley produces excellent Cabernets. TASTING NOTES: This wine is well-built, firm, and persistent on the palate. Enjoy its persistent and formidable black fruit flavors with a well-marbled, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: March 27, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Jeb Dunnuck 90
The ruby/plum-hued 2017 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet checks in as 90 Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 Petit Verdot, and the rest Petite Sirah and Merlot. It has loads of spiced currants, tobacco, and dried herb notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, round, supple, and polished style. Its balanced, has loads to love, and sells at a great price.
Wine Enthusiast 90
This large-scale red is approachable in dense red fruit, thick, supple tannin and integrated oak. Rhubarb, dark cherry, clove and orange peel combine across a full-bodied palate of richness and length.
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.
Blend: 90 Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 Petit Verdot, 2 Petite Sirah, 1 Merlot
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Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley's pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley's winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
Today, inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond is a dynamic destination dedicated to inspiring its guests' passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality, where each in a series of diverse experiences progresses visitors into another world of discovery and exceptional wines.
Further, Raymond's Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic, and 100% of the winery's power comes from renewable solar energy.