From the winery:
The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection wines are exclusively from Napa Valley. Beginning with the first vintage in 1974, Raymond Vineyards has developed elegant, powerful wines that are distinctly characteristic of the Napa Valley appellation and have earned the winery its enduring reputation for beautiful balance, elegance and finesse. The Reserve Selection wines are perennial wine list selections at America’s finest restaurants and are highly acclaimed by some of the nation’s most revered wine critics.
The 2009 vintage reds are showing excellent quality and ripeness at slightly lower alcohol levels. Our 2009 Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon is approachable now and should be consumed within 8 years of the vintage. - See more at: http://www.merryvale.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=winedetails.displaywinetype&WineTypeID=3#sthash.lGKEBOvR.dpuf