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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 120833)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep garnet in color with lush aromas of warm blueberry, dried cherry, brown sugar and allspice with hints of licorice, briary and toasty oak. The entry of this Cabernet Sauvignon is silky, smooth and supple. A subtle minerality complements flavors of black cherry, fresh strawberry and star anise. This wine is well-structured with velvety tannins and a lasting finish.

Generations Cabernet Sauvignon pairs well with a juicy filet mignon or rib eye steak with sautéed mushrooms, roast duck breast with figs or braised beef short ribs. Delicious at release, but with the potential to age 15-20 years past the vintage date.

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About Raymond Vineyard:

For generations, Raymond Vineyards has been an integral part of the Napa Valley, with now five generations of viticultural and winemaking expertise. Our new winemaking team captures the essence of the past while infusing the energy of the future and the vibrancy of the next generation into each and every wine. “It is important to retain the core foundation that made this brand legendary in Napa Valley, while keeping the style fresh and relevant to today’s wine drinkers” says Stephanie Putnam.

In addition to our top-notch winemakers and viticulturalists, Raymond has also tapped into a world-renowned winemaker, Phillipe Melka, to assist on our high-end Cabernets and complement the inherent strengths of the team.

As for a specific style, the team aims for the three B’s – Big, Bold, Balanced – yet with refinement and elegance. This philosophy lends itself well to the underlying principal of terroir that dates back thousands of years where the interrelationship between soil, climate, and plant are enhanced by the passion of people to convey an authentic sense of place. Our winemaking team allows the purest expression of the fruit to reign, with aromas and flavors that fill your glass and your palate with wines that are unmistakably powerful, intriguingly complex, and beautifully integrated.