Raymond Vineyard & Cellar

Reserve Selection Napa Valley Merlot

8.8141 ratings
9.07 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Matt Sterr

Rich, dense and dark Rutherford Merlot. Good value here.

Rich, dense and dark Rutherford Merlot. Good value here.

Mar 20th, 2019
Chris Harvey

Man I shoulda called for a decanter on this one

Man I shoulda called for a decanter on this one

Feb 16th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

It’s been 15 years since Sideways. It’s now ok to drink the Merlot! And the black velvet label rocks!

It’s been 15 years since Sideways. It’s now ok to drink the Merlot! And the black velvet label rocks!

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2020
Kimberly Hausman

Great tannins, earthy, good nose

Great tannins, earthy, good nose

Apr 9th, 2022
Chris Bystedt

Black velvet label is awesome! Not sure it contributes to the taste though. Tasting the currant up front with a spicy finish. 2018 vintage.

Black velvet label is awesome! Not sure it contributes to the taste though. Tasting the currant up front with a spicy finish. 2018 vintage.

Jan 1st, 2022
Darrell

This is not my photo. We had the black velvet label. Received as a gift. Opened for Covid Christmas dinner outside with the Murdock’s. Pleasantly surprised. Very enjoyable.

This is not my photo. We had the black velvet label. Received as a gift. Opened for Covid Christmas dinner outside with the Murdock’s. Pleasantly surprised. Very enjoyable.

Dec 27th, 2020
Jackson M

Nice Merlot, light, I liked a lot

Nice Merlot, light, I liked a lot

Oct 22nd, 2019
James K

Surprisingly good. Outstanding QPR. Fruit and baking spices.

Surprisingly good. Outstanding QPR. Fruit and baking spices.

Jun 28th, 2019
Neal Ferry

Mur Low

Mur Low

Oct 3rd, 2018
Kent Snyder

Excellent fruit balanced with pleasant acidity. Very nice palate and bouquet.

Excellent fruit balanced with pleasant acidity. Very nice palate and bouquet.

Aug 9th, 2018