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1996 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Caymus Vineyards

Family owned and run, Caymus Vineyards produces some of Napa Valley's finest Cabernet Sauvignon. The "Special Selection" and "Napa Valley" bottlings are rich, lavishly oaked wines with bold cassis, black cherry, loam and spice flavors. Winemaker Chuck Wagner oversees the production of 65,000 cases annually at the Rutherford, California winery.

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1996 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Caymus Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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Dickie D
10/08/2003
by dawson10653758
the 1996 was awesome!!! Full of flavor and rich texture. A must try
Caymus Special Select 97!!
07/07/2001
by StewJul
Just popped a bottle of the 97 Select. Lets get simple with how I felt about the experience, WOW, FABULOUS, Yummmmm!!! Thank you sir may I have another!!
Good as always
09/10/2000
by Dr Willis
After tasting the huge 1997 Caymus Cabernet, I popped a 1996 from my collection and reconsidered my opinion: If it smell like Caymus, tastes like Caymus, and lingers like Caymus, it must be ....... another well made, balanced, accessable Cabernet from Chuck Wagner.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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