Generations is a tribute to the Raymond family’s five generations of winemaking in the Napa Valley. This limited production wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from clone 4 and the Oakville Ranch Selection. Grapes were fermented on the skins and underwent extended maceration for an average of 60 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 20 months of aging. Only our best barrels of Taransaud, Baron, Demptos and Ermitage were selected for this Cabernet Sauvignon.
95 Points - Robert Parker, Jr. The Wine AdvocateAppearance:
Deep garnet purple in color.Aroma:
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has licorice, crème de cassis and mocha aromas with an underlying hint of smoked meat and cardamom.Palate:
This is a big and rich wine with fine-grained tannins and concentrated flavors of berry preserves with spicy layers and a velvety texture. The finish is long and harmonious with lingering mineral notes.Vintage Notes:
The 2016 vintage across California was a near-perfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.
Meats & Fish:Juicy Grilled SteakCheese & Nuts:Stilton or Blue CheeseFruits & Vegetables:Grilled Portobello Slices, AsparagusSauces:Pepper Sauce
- Appellation: Napa Valley
- Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 15%
- pH: 3.82
- TA: 5.9g/l
- Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented
- 20 Months
- 54% French oak