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2002 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 54
Gporto wrote: (80 points)
December 10, 2016 - Not what I had hoped. Almost had a medicinal taste to it. Not pleasant. Certainly wasn't corked, just not a good bottle.
John Nezlek wrote: (86 points)
May 1, 2016 - Note: I use a rating scale for which 85 represents a very good wine.
A bit from memory (my apologies), let it breathe for a while (45 min) and then decanted -- this helped. Interesting taste, almost pruney, and dare I say, reminiscent of a Bordeaux. Drink 'em f you got 'em.
Jakubd01 Does not like this wine: (75 points)
December 22, 2015 - Unimpressed after all these years.
Hortonbill Likes this wine: (89 points)
August 16, 2015 - Excellent despite advanced age. Nicely balanced.
Purslane Likes this wine: (90 points)
August 3, 2015 - Dominated by firm dry tannins, with an undercurrent of blackberry and black cherry. Surprisingly out of character for a 2002 Napa, which generally was open and deliciously fruity. Not ready to drink yet if stored in a cooler. Paired superbly with stewed lamb. But after 5 days of being opened, a delicious fruit finally emerged from its tannic cacoon.
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- Vintage 2002
- Type Red
- Producer Raymond Vineyard & Cellar
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Reserve
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Codes 087447023229, 087447218724
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 428 (39%)
- Consumed 657 (60%)
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