(From 2008 Vintage) Open fruit, rich, lush and layered, serving up a complex mix of plum, blackberry, black licorice and spices. Full-bodied and supple-textured, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps repeating the core flavor themes.
(From 2002 Vintage) Consistency of quality and full, sweet ripeness were the hallmarks of this vintage. For aging the wine, we selected the French oak barrels from five coopers because we like the layered flavors that result from their different styles of cooperage. We aged the wines for 20 months before assembling the final blend, which also included a small amount of firm, extracted Merlot from Carneros for additional complexity. The wine's color is a dense, saturated dark ruby color. The dominant aromas are o...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIn some ways ahead of the aging curve expected of very young Cabernet, this latest release from Caymus is a big, rich, deeply fruited and downright luxurious wine whose outgoing nature and remarkable plushness exhibit a certain affinity to optimally ripened Merlot. Its loamy earth aspects and central themes of cassis tag is as wholly Cabernet, however, and the roughening qualities of late-arriving heat and tannins both belie its initial charms and suggest that a few years of age will make a good ...