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1997 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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1997 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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

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91 Points | Wine Spectator
86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Should be in your Cellar
10/29/2003
by Lava Man
Classic wine from a classic winery
Fruit
03/17/2001
by sfcottage
You've all seen it- or heard about it- the cousin of the oak bomb- the fruit bomb. Wow. this wine is very nice. Fruit on Fruit, sweet cassis, berry, with oak on the rear. Balanced, in a California kind of way, but, damn you gotta like what it gives you. Price $150 on restaurant wine list.
Finally a Caymus worth holding
03/14/2001
by DrRock
caymus has always produced the ideal restaurant wine - easyily accessable without the huge complexity. The 1997 will be a Cab that many will consider 10 years from now to be one of Chuck's finest and worthy of the price. However, it should not be on a wine list right now. Drink you 1996s.

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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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