Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The wine displays elegant aromas of cardamon, baking spice with slight hints of dried cherries and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is silky, smooth and supple. A full mouthfeel is complemented by flavors of black cherry, star anise, and rich dark chocolate.
Generations pairs well with filet mignon or rib eye and sautéed mushrooms, grey sea salt and rosemary crusted prime rib, balsamic glazed duck with figs, braised rabbit, rack of lamb or roasted pheasant with au gratin potatoes.
Shows striking intensity, density, focus and layers of flavor, with tiers of mocha, blackberry, mineral, black licorice and melted chocolate. The finish sails on, retaining focus and persistence. Drink now through 2023.
A flashy wine—dry and rich and dense— that manages to be drinkable now, yet also ageable. The flamboyant black currant, chocolate, spice and oak flavors are delicious, and while the tannins are pretty strong, they're finely ground, giving the wine a nice grittiness. This blend will age well through 2020.