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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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(2005 Vintage) winemaker's notes: Number 39 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007! Aromas of sweet bing cherry and ripe, lush plum. The opulent sweetness of peak-season, fully-ripe fruit brings about abundant yet soft tannins. The core of this wine is a silky and amiably rich, textured base, with a pure Napa Valley Cabernet focus. Over the years we have found that one of the best methods for achieving a friendly character in the bottle is to blend wines possessing different attributes – combining top-quality read more...winemaker's notes: Number 39 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007! Aromas of sweet bing cherry and ripe, lush plum. The opulent sweetness of peak-season, fully-ripe fruit brings about abundant yet soft tannins. The core of this wine is a silky and amiably rich, textured base, with a pure Napa Valley Cabernet focus. Over the years we have found that one of the best methods for achieving a friendly character in the bottle is to blend wines possessing different attributes – combining top-quality fruit from several microclimates in our small yet diverse Valley. Using about 25% mountain fruit offers an opaqueness and structure that enriches the sweet fruit of the Valley floor. Such blending is an important part of Caymus Cabernet and its rich yet accessible character. 2005 produced a Cabernet Sauvignon of contemporary potential, saturated with dark color and big, ripe fruit. (hide)

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    Very good but may have already reached its peak. Definitely need to decant for 1 hr before drinking.

    3 months
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    thin fingers, light and flowery, no bite- smooth, almost no after taste.

    almost 4 years
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    smooth...no heavy aftertaste. dark and sweet. excellent time!

    over 5 years
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    Another delicious wine shared with Steve and Julie

    over 3 years
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    full bodied with a killer fucking nose!

    about 2 years
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    velvety. went great with the prime rib

    over 3 years
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    WS 94 WA 92

    over 4 years
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    good stuff

    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1991 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (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...
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) "A showy young wine that's smooth, rich and concentrated. Delivers firm, intense yet supple layers of currant, cedar, toasty, cedary oak and tannins that firm up, offering hints of mineral, sage and dusty berry. Best from 2009 through 2013. 32,344 cases made."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06