Opening aromas of plum, violets and spice are followed by cedar, anise and


On the palate, this full bodied wine brings forward concentrated
black fruits of plum, blueberry, and black cherry followed by cassis, chocolate,
star anise, a hint of spice and a long, velvety finish touched by vanilla.
Well structured with integrated tannins. Generations Cabernet has the potential to age 15-20
years past the vintage date.

Growing Conditions

Grapes for the Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon were hand
selected from some of the best vineyards in St. Helena and Rutherford, including
our Rutherford estate vineyards. By blending grapes from these appellations
we are able to make a wine that presents a full spectrum of flavors.
2002 was a cool growing season without excessive rains, resulting in more
concentrated flavors from the extended ripening period.


The Cabernet
Sauvignon harvest began in late September, extending into mid October.
The lots used in Generations were picked on September 19th and 24th. The
fruit was handpicked, sorted and crushed immediately


As grapes from different vineyards were harvested, they were kept in
separate lots through crushing, fermentation and aging. Grapes were
fermented on the skins for seven days at 75-80°.


New Nevers medium toast French oak barrels for 25 months of aging before

Food Pairing

This rich, luscious wine complements grilled filet mignon with cracked black
pepper, prime rib, braised short ribs in red wine sauce, roast pork loin with dried
fruit, lamb shanks or leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary.