1998 Raymond Reserve - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 12-12-2004

Completely atypical of the vintage. Medium deep ruby. Great aromatics. Lots of red fruit, spices, cedar, and creamy vanilla. Smooth entry, solid center and a 4+ lapper finish. Stioll needs another 2-4 to resolve some silky tannins. 91/92. 26 by the box. 13.8% alc. WW

- Drew - 12-12-2004

Wow...sorry I passed on it now.


- bigredwines - 12-18-2004

I agree ww. On my first trip to napa back in 2003. we stumbled upon Raymond tasting room.They had mags of the reserve on sale for $60.Being so new to wine and not knowing 98 was a marginal year, we bought one and had it with pizza that night. We went back the next day and they only had 3 left.We bought them all. Had the last one on new years eve.I have tried to find more and there isn't any to be had.

- winoweenie - 01-05-2006

Had another for lunch today.Lovely nose developed after 30 minutes. Still needs another 1-3 to resolve some silky tannins. No change in scoring. WW

- winoweenie - 02-19-2007

This jes' keeps-on-keepin'-on. Nose still developing and is room-filling. Still no sign of age. Lovely drinking. Not quite enough to jack up the pernts. WW