2021
Raymond Generations

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: RGCS213

Our powerful boldest premium reds, dark, age-worthy wines of substance. Regardless of their grape, these heavyweights are barrel-aged and quite concentrated in flavor.

FOOD PAIRING: These big reds perform best with rich, high-protein foods such as AGED CHEESES & RED MEATS and work brilliantly with RICHER, BOLDER SAUCES too.

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Description

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About Raymond Generations: First made in 1994 to pay homage to the Raymond family’s five generations of Napa Valley winemaking, dating back to 1870 through the Beringer side of the family, this iconic Cabernet Sauvignon ranks among the finest the region has to offer. The wine is selected from our best Cabernet Sauvignon blocks each year, including estate fruit as well as select vineyards throughout Napa Valley and is lavished with care, including extended aging in new French oak. Powerful, concentrated, ripe berry flavors with integrated tannins for long term cellaring potential, this is an iconic and historic selection for true Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon enthusiasts and collectors.

This limited production wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and the fruit was hand-harvested between September 18 and October 5. Grapes were fermented on the skins and underwent extended maceration for an average of 38 days to lend complexity and depth to the wine before being racked to new, tight-grained, medium and medium-plus toast French oak barrels for 19 months of aging. Only our best barrels from Ermitage, Taransaud, and Demptos were selected for this wine.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

Exuding a striking and intense deep purple hue.

Aroma: 

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon unveils captivating aromas of velvety cocoa, luscious blackberry, fragrant violet, and alluring spice.

Palate: 

This wine embodies opulence and opulence and opulence, boasting profound dark fruit flavors, harmoniously counterbalanced by hints of succulent raspberry, delectable maraschino cherry, creamy vanilla, and a subtle suggestion of star anise. The conclusion is a tapestry of silkiness, lavishness, and captivating aroma, elegantly adorned with impeccably harmonized and seamlessly integrated velvety tannins.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this 2021 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon were grown in five vineyards in Napa Valley. Two vineyards on the west side of St. Helena appellation, one in the hills of St. Helena, one in the prestigious area east of Oakville and one in the hills above Stag’s Leap. Combined, these vineyards produce smaller yields with more concentrated fruit that deliver richness and power to the wine. By blending grapes from these renowned vineyards and appellations, we can make a wine that truly represents the best of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and honors our five generations of making wine in the Napa Valley.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.63
  • TA: 6.5g/l
  • Fermentation: 100% Barrel fermented
  • Ageing:
    •  19 Months
    • 48% New French oak
  • Bottled: July 20, 2023
  • Vegan Friendly
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Juicy Grilled Steak, Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Gruyère
Fruits & Vegetables:
Stir-Fried Vegetables
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze