Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2019

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A dark purple in the glass, aromas of black cherry and blueberry compote greet the nose. Flavors of mocha, chocolate and spice spread across the plush palate with suggestion of menthol and spice cake. Full-bodied with juicy tannins, the finish has a nice little spice to it. The 2019 Merlot Reserve Selection is racy, pliant and inviting. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, mint, blood orange and cinnamon lend notable aromatic brightness. Most of this fruit is from the cooler, southern portions of Napa Valley. Best After 2021 The 2018 Merlot Reserve Napa Valley is a blend of 89% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, coming from seven different vineyards across Napa Valley. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it sings of blueberry compote, black cherry preserves and black raspberries with suggestions of menthol, spice cake and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is seductively plush and juicy and layered with plenty of freshness, finishing with a spicy kick. 4,788 cases were made. Starting with the 2019 Merlot Napa Valley Reserve, which includes 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, from multiple vineyards, it’s medium to full-bodied, round, and mouth-filling, with a charming, darker fruited, chocolaty style that’s a joy to drink. It should keep for 5-7 years, although there’s no need to delay gratification. Best After 2022

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