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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) In this vintage, the combination that showed what I consider the best characteristics of the vintage for Cabernet—rich yet rounded, extracted yet fully evolved, immediately appealing yet full of promise for the future—came from our estate vineyard in Rutherford and two other valley floor vineyards where we have given very close attention to viticulture choices that boost fruit intensity, especially clonal selection and vine density, in recent years. The result is very rewarding to me: an author...

(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...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) Absolutely awash in oak of the very richest and most attractive kind, this deeply constituted young Cabernet Sauvignon is also as precise in fruit as any of the wines tasted this month, and it is made even more attractive by its wonderfully supple feel and sense of careful polish. It is very long on the palate and finished with fine-grained tannins buttressing a surfeit of succulent fruit. It is almost too much of a good thing right now, and, while it can only get better with age, leaving it to s...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013