Red

1984 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1990 - 2005 (Edit)
CT88.3 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • BeaverBob wrote: 90 points

    July 10, 2013 - cork was a bit wet and broke off 3/4 of the way out. decanted the wine for about 2 hours. just bit, not very much, age showing on the edges. still a very dark good color with legs. some earthy on the nose. full bodied, leathery with a great full finish. glad that it was opened and consumed.

  • Rossodio Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 2, 2013 - This bottle was apparently very well kept prior to my purchase - mid-neck fill with a cork that was not at all soaked through. I did lose half of the cork in the bottle on my first attempt but thankfully was able to recover the rest prior to pouring. Notable for virtually no sediment in the bottle.

    WOW, what a surprise! This wine from a mid-tier California producer is actually drinking very well as a mature Cabernet. Tertiary fruit and structure on the nose with some forest floor, mushroom, and stewed fruit/wet red clay notes. The tasting group had it pegged, interestingly enough, for an older Italian red or Chateauneuf. More of the same on the palate, with solid remaining weight, stewed fruit and, yes, an unexpected hint of garrigue. The finish is medium length with a tiny hint of sweetness on it (not oxidation, but a good sweetness).

    Of course, as with any older bottle, you must have a well kept bottle - but if you do, I think this wine which is probably juuuuuuuust past peak will drink well for another 1-2 years.

  • cmaldoon Does not like this wine: 83 points

    December 26, 2012 - Well past it's prime. Fairly funky, no real fruit left, just bottle characteristics which were a bit too strong for my liking. Interesting but not tasty.

  • davergny wrote: 91 points

    March 16, 2009 - A pleasant surprise here! This wine is really hanging in there. Healthy crimson color. Ripe strawberry, nutmeg, and just a hint of stewed tomato on the nose. Some light cherry fruit, nutmeg and cinnamon spice, a bit of earthiness. No tannins to speak of, beautiful finish. Better than some other, more prestigious wines I've had from 1984. Lovely.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1984
  • Type Red
  • Producer Raymond Vineyard & Cellar
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 087447218427

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  • In Cellars 40 (80%)
  • Consumed 10 (20%)

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