Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
469 Ratings
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469 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/16/86