2006 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
959 Ratings
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959 Ratings
2006 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will read more...FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will eventually be rated much higher so order now before the big new rating is released and we sell out! (hide)

2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley"Ripe, spicy, fleshy and intense, with a rich mix of earthy, loamy currant, herb and black cherry fruit that's focused and persistent." Barrel tasting: 92-94pts JLAl's Note:(1) Even though the cost of the wine has gone up, we are holding our bottle price at $64.95, the lowest price on the internet.(2) The last eight vintages have garnered rave reviews and 90-95 ratings from Wine Spectator.(3) We can hold the wine here in our temperature controlled warehouse until heat subsides.This is a California Wine

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FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will read more...FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will eventually be rated much higher so order now before the big new rating is released and we sell out! (hide)

2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley"Ripe, spicy, fleshy and intense, with a rich mix of earthy, loamy currant, herb and black cherry fruit that's focused and persistent." Barrel tasting: 92-94pts JLAl's Note:(1) Even though the cost of the wine has gone up, we are holding our bottle price at $64.95, the lowest price on the internet.(2) The last eight vintages have garnered rave reviews and 90-95 ratings from Wine Spectator.(3) We can hold the wine here in our temperature controlled warehouse until heat subsides.This is a California Wine

Expert Reviews
Read all 5 expert reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1999 Vintage) In 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 ...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1986 Vintage) "In the blind tasting, I first thought this was a Spanish wine given the intense, pain grillee, toasty oak, and vanilla aromas. After ten minutes some of the oak dissipated, allowing the wine's flamboyant blackcurrant fruit to emerge. Full-bodied, exceptionally concentrated, with a seamless, velvety texture, and a marvelously long, opulent finish, this 1986 Cabernet tastes like a jar of jam on the palate, with great purity and staying power. Although it appears to be fully mature, it will last fo...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1998 Vintage) While its cassis-like fruit and loamy earth accents mark it clearly as varietal, and its pleasant oak sweetness brings it an extra bit of immediate attraction, this tasty, mildly tannic Cabernet is easy enough to like, but nowhere does it show the kind of depth or drama that might reasonably be expected by its inflated price. It has a little room for improvement, and, while it may not grow for decades, it should soften a touch and fill out just a bit with three or four years of age.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 102 on Dec-95
  • Wine News
    (From 2002 Vintage)