2013 Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon Generations

Year: 2013
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 90+
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.5%
Price :


"Lavishly oaked, exhibiting a strong mix of mocha, espresso and smoke notes. The fruit holds its own, with dense blueberry, blackberry, black licorice, tobacco leaf and savory roasted herb flavors, ending with a long, full, sustained aftertaste. Drink now through 2027. 2,110 cases made.–JL " (WS)

"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is a wine that comes from both St. Helena and Oakville and is 99% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Petit Verdot. This beauty showcases how much Jean Charles Boisset has improved the quality of the Raymond wines. There are 2,112 cases of this wine, which has an inky purple color and a beautiful nose of licorice, toasty oak, blackberry, cassis, spice box and forest floor. The wine has great intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel, terrific balance, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It should drink well for 25-30+ years." (WA)

"Opulent and intense, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations is quite powerful, with huge, inky fruit and searing tannins. This is an especially deep, extracted Cabernet, but it has also just been bottled. It will be interesting to see how the 2013 develops. Today, it is almost forbiddingly intense, yet there is plenty of stuffing lurking beneath. " (VM)

"A well-structured red with subtle blueberry, blackberry and mineral aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2019 but very beautiful to taste now." (JS)

"The winery's top-end bottling, this shows dusty, chalky texture and aromas, along with flavors of compost, tea and tobacco. Smoothly full bodied, it weaves savory characteristics of black pepper and cedar that please within the ripeness." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Wine Profile:
Dark ruby in the glass, our 2013 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon opens with alluring aromas of blackberry and boysenberry with subtle notes of vanilla and toasted oak. This velvety, dense wine offers flavors of raspberry, cassis and marionberry with a touch of rich mocha and subtle spice with a beautifully long finish. Well balanced with a full-bodied mouthfeel and intense flavors, enjoy this wine now or allow it to age for the next 25-30 years.