2018 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (94%); Petit Verdot (5%); Cabernet Franc (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Rating(s): 92 (RP); 90 (JD)
" The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, coming from more than 20 different sites, with 29% coming from estate vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford. It was aged in French oak barrels, 37% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with ready-for-business scents of blackcurrant pastilles, redcurrant jelly and Morello cherries with hints of dried Provence herbs, pencil shavings and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with crunchy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and savory. "
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