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Raymond Reserve Merlot 2014

Raymond Reserve Merlot 2014
$22.98

SKU 087447419220

750ml

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Deep ruby in the glass, our 2014 Reserve Selection Merlot offers aromas of dark plum, cocoa nib and roast coffee. This is a big wine with a nice barrel influence and well-integrated oak. The chewy texture with good density has notes of savory and dark chocolate flavors. This wine is immediately enjoyable and pairs well with slow roasted pork chops or a rich cheese plate.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Raymond
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe more serious wines start with the 2014 Merlot Reserve, which is 88% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. This spent 18 months in a combination of different French cooperage. Another excellent value - as one doesn't see many Merlots these days that are both outstanding and priced at $25.00. This wine has the classic Merlot character of roast coffee, cocoa, chocolate, black cherry and plum-like fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, plush and ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016