Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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464 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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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

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...

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...

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