89 "A ripe, juicy style with pretty black cherry and blackberry fruit. Lightly aromatic, with perfumed flavors, it offers depth and complexity ... finishes with dry herb and tobacco notes. Drink now through 2009." Wine Spectator
Wine maker notes
The pinnacle of Raymondís Cabernet prowess, Generations Cabernet grapes are selected each year from the best vineyard lots and blended to create a wine worthy of the Raymond legacy in the Napa Valley. The grapes are the highest expression of our estate vineyards and select long-term vineyard partners; special lots are identified early in the winemaking process and vinified and aged separately. Extended aging in tight-grained Nevers French oak imparts a well-balanced, subtle oak influence yielding Generationsí signature harmony and elegance.
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley’s pioneers and great estates. Arriving to Napa in 1933, the Raymond family became deeply connected to the valley’s winemaking origins. In 1970, they established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford that now comprises 300 acres in Rutherford, St. Helena and Jameson Canyon. Five generations of the Raymond family created a Napa icon, with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
Today, inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond is a dynamic destination dedicated to inspiring its guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality, where each in a series of diverse experiences progresses visitors into another world of discovery and exceptional wines.
Further, Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic, and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy.