483 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
$229.00 USD
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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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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2004 Vintage) This wine recently won a blind tasting of High End wines that we conducted. This wine stood out for its "Poetry to the Panel." This opaque dark red wine opens with a lovely and inviting crème de ca...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/05