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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 123813)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 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:

#89 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

The wine displays elegant aromas of cardamon, baking spice with slight hints of dried cherries and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is silky, smooth and supple. A full mouthfeel is complemented by flavors of black cherry, star anise, and rich dark chocolate.

Generations pairs well with filet mignon or rib eye and sautéed mushrooms, grey sea salt and rosemary crusted prime rib, balsamic glazed duck with figs, braised rabbit, rack of lamb or roasted pheasant with au gratin potatoes.

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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.