An exploration of wine

748. Raymond, Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, 2010

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Book 4 Wine 748

$??; 14.5%

Thanks to Tracy for this unusual California brand! Deep ruby with a narrow rim. Medium+ intensity nose of blackcurrant, a hint of black cherry, and some milk chocolate (a bit of Merlot?). Vanilla and coconut (American oak), and a hint of fresh tobacco (Cab Franc?), with cinnamon and slightly jammy notes. On the palate, a bit more simple blackcurrant, sweet spice and vanilla on the finish. Fine, medium+ tannins give structure to this supple, approachable wine.

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