Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Color: Deep garnet
Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: United States (Napa Valley)
Thanks to my good friend and fellow blogger E. Maxine Lee of In A Fabulous World,I recently fell in wine all over again. One reason for this new spark is the extraordinary Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon. While I have enjoyed many wines, few have left such a grand impression on me as this bottle.
Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon is a special release. This vintage is made of grapes that were fermented on the skins for 8-10 days to capture the “juicy” fruit before being moved to new, tight-grained, medium toast French oak barrels for 18-20 months of aging before final blending.
On the nose is where I was immediately drawn to this bottle as I sensed the complexity with an array of smells drawing from dark berries, spice and a hidden layer of pepper.
Cabernet always has the potential to overwhelm light and delicate dishes so I suggest going with a gorgeous steak or a pasta dish with a rich sauce.
The Raymond Vineyards 2008 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon is truly an experience that should be had by any lover of the grape. An amazing showing by Raymond Vineyards!Pin It