This wine opens with fragrant aromas of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, cassis and
mocha followed by big, bold flavors of red cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, black
pepper, cassis and chocolate. Well balanced with good structure and a long smooth
After years of trying the Merlot grape across varying price ranges.....The Raymond Reserve Merlot drinks smoother than most more expensive wines in it's class. Smooth, balanced, and a great mixture of fruit and complexity! You cannot beat this Merlot for the price! I've had a $60 bottle of Cakebread Merlot, and this beats it hands down. Wonderful wine! Enjoy!