Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot 2000

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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The 2011 vintage is available for: $23.99
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Item No. 73523
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Winemaker's Notes

"A fine Merlot from this venerable Napa winery. The polished flavors of plums and blackberries are joined with earthier ones of dried herbs, green olives and sweet, smoked meat, all wrapped in softly plush, complex tannins. A tannic edge through the finish calls for rich meats, or a little bit of cellaring."
-Wine Enthusiast

Using fruit from the Raymond estate vineyards in St. Helena and Jameson Canyon, this wine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Showing soft smooth texture and classic Merlot flavors, the wine is fresh and open, with notes of fruit, oak and earthiness. Possessing a pleasantly crisp finish, it will pair nicely with grilled tuna or swordfish, grilled and broiled poultry, spicy sausages, veal, pork, and beef.

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For generations, Raymond Vineyards has been an integral part of the Napa Valley, with now five generations of viticultural and winemaking expertise. Our new winemaking team captures the essence of the past while infusing the energy of the future and the vibrancy of the next generation into each and every wine. It is important to retain the core foundation that made this brand...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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Our 2011 Reserve Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon opens withbrilliant aromas of dark red fruits, sweet tobacco, mocha and brownspice. ...
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