Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 96949)

PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $76.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon with a deep garnet color and intense aromas of blackberry, blueberry, anise, spice, vanilla and earth notes followed by concentrated black cherry, blackberry, black pepper, dark chocolate and anise flavors. Well structured with integrated tannins and a silky smooth luscious finish.

An excellent match for filet mignon or rib eye, cabernet braised lamb shanks, wild boar, braised beef short ribs, cassoulet of white bean, duck and sausage, wild mushroom ravioli with truffle oil or dense dark chocolate desserts such as pot de crème.

Generations Cabernet drinks wonderfully at release 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.