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Raymond Reserve Merlot 2014

Raymond Reserve Merlot 2014

SKU 087447419220


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
Region California, 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