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635 Ratings
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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    thin fingers, light and flowery, no bite- smooth, almost no after taste.

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

    almost 6 years
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    Another delicious wine shared with Steve and Julie

    almost 4 years
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    full bodied with a killer fucking nose!

    over 2 years
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    velvety. went great with the prime rib

    almost 4 years
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    good stuff

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1991 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/02
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/97
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 104 on Apr-96