WE 95 JS 90 WS 90 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Made from various St. Helena vineyards, with some additions from eastern Oakville, it expresses all the beauty of Napa Valley Cab. The flavors of blackberries, black currants, chocolate, licorice and smoky cedar are absolutely delicious. Yet the wine possesses structure, not the easiest thing to achieve with a 100% Cabernet this rich. The wine should age well through 2020, but there’s no reason not to drink it now.
According to Robert Parker - The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is an homage to the five generations of the Raymond family that began making wines in Napa Valley in 1876. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by abundant notes of black currants, a sweet core of fruit, medium to full body, ripe tannins and dusty, loamy notes. Enjoy this excellent Cabernet over the next 15 years.
According to James Suckling - Aromas and flavors of terracotta, walnuts and ripe fruits follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a round-textured finish. Lovely mouthfeel in this early-drinking cab.
According to Wine Spectator - Offers an impressive mix of cedary oak, dried dark berry, tobacco leaf and espresso notes, picking up mocha and chicory accents and ending with firm, dry, chewy tannins. 15.5% ABV. Rated 90+
Raymond Vineyards selected “American Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
2013: Raymond Vineyards is certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and certified Biodynamic® by Demeter USA.
Raymond Vineyards installs solar panels making it Napa Valley’s largest 100% solar poweredwinery.
Raymond Vineyards selected “Best Winery, Best Experiences Beyond Tasting” by Sunset.
Raymond Vineyards received “The regional Award of Merit: Innovative Wine tourism
experiences” by Best of Wine Tourism Great Wine Capitals.
2014: Raymond Vineyards selected “Best Destinations and tasting rooms” by Cellar Pass.