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2017 Raymond Reserve Selection Merlot

ITEM 7983500 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release

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nicde8 1 $20 $20
7 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8004377 1 $20 Nov 21, 2021
I7988985 4 $20 Oct 31, 2021
I7983500 1 $20 Oct 24, 2021
I7974126 5 $20 Oct 10, 2021
I7947854 3 $26 Sep 12, 2021
I7947854 1 $25 Sep 12, 2021
I7922615 1 $20 Aug 15, 2021
I7902948 2 $20 Jul 25, 2021
I7896775 3 $20 Jul 18, 2021
I7884701 2 $20 Jul 11, 2021
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Dense, featuring mocha and spice notes to the ripe dark fruit flavors. Cocoa bean hints linger on the rich finish, with plenty of chocolate accents.

PRODUCER

Raymond

Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley was founded in 1971 by Roy Raymond, whose family had been winemakers in the valley for several generations. The Raymond family owned Beringer until 1971, when they sold it to start Raymond Vineyards. Today the estate is owned by Boisset Family Estates, a Burgundy-based, family-owned wine producing and importing conglomerate. Boisset owns more than 20 wineries in France, Canada and the U.S. Raymond today includes 300 acres and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.