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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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2000
Bright ruby. Cassis, violet and lightly tarry, spicy oak. Ripe, dense and very concentrated; thick and deep. Not at all overly sweet or dominated by the wood. Has superb material and verve. Finishes very long, with thoroughly ripe tannins. The finest vintage for this wine in a long time, and one that avoids the excesses of (American) oak that have plagued so many recent vintages.
95 Points | Wine Spectator
One of the best wines I have ever had...
by La Marca13732537
I had the chance to taste this wine in 2007 and was floored. It was perfect in every aspect; the taste, the finish, the way it grabbed your attention like a beautiful woman. I purchased this for my christmas dinner in 2009. 10 out of 10 guests throughly enjoyed this wine including three that did not like cabernet. If you can find this, please buy it and enjoy it. This is what wine is supposed to be.
Bought shortly after release. Drank July,'09. Superb, deserves the big scores, 'tho Parker's score not on line. Curious. WS gave it an 86 and on re-tasting a 95. ST a 93. WS suggested drinking by '09. I think they underestimated by a lot. This wine has at least 5 more years b4 it starts to fade.Old Bordeaux-like nose, smooth, rich, seamless transition from nose to its long and polished finish. I think, I hope I have another bottle or two. Great with grilled lamb chops.
Best of the Best
I opened the 97 and it was excellent form the first taste to the last. Need to find more and put in the cellar. The price is worth every drop.
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by Gillian Peri
I had the honor of being a guest at Caymus Vineyards yesterday morning for a wine sampling, not only did I get to sample this particular wine and found it to be one of the best, but I had the opportunity to meet Charlie Wagner, founder of Caymus wines. Charlie was everything you would expect of someone who has grown up in Napa and has never found a reason to live any further than across the street from his birth place!
High quality, superb, and one of the best Napa Valley Cab!
Dark ruby red. Very fruity and floral with very complex body from start to finish. Sweet, ripe, deep, and long lasting. Flavor twisted and changed constantly from berry to mocha. Ahhh...., this wine is very well made!!
Big and Juicy
I tasted this wine in Jan of 2003 and found it to live up to the hype. Not over-oaked, it was fruity and extracted. The tannins were soft and this wine is impressive. It is somewhat overpriced though.l
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 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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