WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petite Sirah
  • APPELLATION
    Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    19 months in French oak, 38% new French oa

92 points Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a smoking value and has high-quality Cabernet notes of crème de cassis, spice, vanilla bean, and fruitcake-like nuances. It’s charming, sweetly fruited, medium to full-bodied, and certainly already delicious.

91 points James Suckling: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Petite Sirah, aged for 20 months in 38% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is deep garnet-purple in color. Just bottled last week, it's already showing open and expressive blackberries, blackcurrant and warm plums notes with touches of tobacco leaf and underbrush plus a waft of menthol. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lovely freshness and vibrancy, textured with plush tannins and finishing with a menthol lift.

91 points Wine Advocate: Composed of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Petite Sirah, aged for 20 months in 38% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is deep garnet-purple in color. Just bottled last week, it's already showing open and expressive blackberries, blackcurrant and warm plums notes with touches of tobacco leaf and underbrush plus a waft of menthol. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lovely freshness and vibrancy, textured with plush tannins and finishing with a menthol lift. 20,776 cases produced.

The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc have held true to the family’s mantra of “deep roots, powerful wines” since the first vintage in 1974.

TASTING NOTES 

With inviting aromas of dark spices and currants that mingle with fresh raspberry and blueberry, our 2016 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon tempts the palate. The round and plush entry is complemented by toasted oak and a fruit compote
creating a velvety texture that coats the mouth. Flavors of dark berry fruits and spices continue through to the long and rich finish creating a wine of great density.