97pts James Suckling
A really pretty red with black berries and spice, hazelnuts and dark chocolate. Full to medium body and medium, fine and velvety tannins. Juicy and flavorful finish. Direct and focused. Racy is the word to describe this. Drink in 2024.
92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah and 1% Merlot. It was aged in 37% new French oak and bottled unfiltered. Deep garnet-purple colored, it opens with quite a serious, savory nose of roasted nuts, espresso and charcuterie with a core of cassis, warm blackberries and black forest cake plus a waft of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-filling, expressive black fruit flavors, framed by chewy tannins, finishing savory. 22,860 cases produced.
92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2017 Raymond Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon presents a robust and definitive picture of why Napa Valley produces excellent Cabernets. This wine is well-built, firm, and persistent on the palate. Enjoy its persistent and formidable black fruit flavors with a well-marbled, grilled ribeye. (Tasted: March 27, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
90pts Jeb Dunnuck
The ruby/plum-hued 2017 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet checks in as 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, and the rest Petite Sirah and Merlot. It has loads of spiced currants, tobacco, and dried herb notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, round, supple, and polished style. It’s balanced, has loads to love, and sells at a great price.
90pts Wine Enthusiast
This large-scale red is approachable in dense red fruit, thick, supple tannin and integrated oak. Rhubarb, dark cherry, clove and orange peel combine across a full-bodied palate of richness and length.
A dark purple in the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a beautiful nose of blue and black fruits. Expressive flavors of raspberry and blackberries are met with blackcurrant and warm plum. The wine has a lovely freshness and vibrancy with a medium-bodied midpalate. Textured with plush tannins, the finish is smooth and velvety.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah, 1% Merlot