2016 Raymond Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 750ml
Deep garnet purple in color, this 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has licorice, crÃ¨me de cassis and mocha aromas with an underlying hint of smoked meat and cardamom. This is a big and rich wine with fine-grained tannins and concentrated flavors of berry preserves with spicy layers and a velvety texture. The finish is long and harmonious with lingering mineral notes.
JD98 Jeb Dunnuck
One of the true superstars in the portfolio is the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon District Collection Generations, which is even better than the 2015. Brought up in just over half new barrels, it has an incredible bouquet of crÃ¨me de cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with lots of spice, fruitcake, and earthy minerality. Possessing full-bodied richness, a sensational sense of opulence with no weight, ripe tannins, and a great, great finish, hats off to winemaker Stephanie Putnam for another brilliant Cabernet Sauvignon that can be drunk today with incredible pleasure or cellared for 20-25 years.
RP95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations (aged for 20 months in 54% new French oak) is scented of licorice, crÃ¨me de cassis and mocha with underlying hints of smoked meats, tapenade, dried lavender and cardamom. Big, rich and concentrated and with firm, fine-grained tannins, it has lovely harmony and length, with minerals coming through on the finish.
WS93 Wine Spectator
A big, broad style, with a swath of baker's chocolate laid over a core of steeped black currant and blackberry fruit. The finish is paved with tar, licorice root and loam elements, while the fruit keeps up, ending with a roasted alder detail. Best from 2022 through 2032.
JS92 James Suckling
Violets and ripe blueberries on the nose make for an attractive cabernet that delivers a very plush and fleshy feel on the palate with abundant ripe plums and blackberries. Drink or hold.