Opening with enticing aromas of roasted coffee, vanilla bean and black cherry, this is a structured and bold Merlot. A plush entry of cocoa, dried red fruit flavors and a touch of spice lead to a savory midpalate. This wine has a good velvety texture with fine-grained tannins and a long, rich finish.
One of the Napa Valley’s iconic, pioneering wineries with roots in the earliest foundations of wine growing in Napa, Raymond Vineyards celebrated its first harvest in 1974. The original 90-acre estate in Rutherford has expanded to 300 acres throughout Napa Valley. Five generations of the Raymond family imbued the winery with a sense of its deep roots in the Napa Valley, and the winery has built an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Today, 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.
• American Winery of the Year - Wine Enthusiast