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1996 Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8238696 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
Spock $45 $45
$45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8238696 1 $45 May 22, 2022
I8187775 1 $45 Apr 24, 2022
I8156551 1 $45 Mar 27, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Wonderful texture, polish and finesse, with a pretty core of currant, black cherry, plum and spice. Rounds out nicely on the complex finish, with a firm edge to the tannins.

92Wine Enthusiast

Succulent aromas of fruit and oak, black currant, and black cherry emerge from this ripe beauty. Extraordinary depth of flavor: tons of round, ripe, polished fruit and spice on the palate. Drinks dry and elegant, round and opulent...

PRODUCER

Raymond

Raymond Vineyards in Napa Valley was founded in 1971 by Roy Raymond, whose family had been winemakers in the valley for several generations. The Raymond family owned Beringer until 1971, when they sold it to start Raymond Vineyards. Today the estate is owned by Boisset Family Estates, a Burgundy-based, family-owned wine producing and importing conglomerate. Boisset owns more than 20 wineries in France, Canada and the U.S. Raymond today includes 300 acres and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.