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2007 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
36 Ratings
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36 Ratings
2007 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Description

Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. Charles F. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which included what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area. (Caymus was also the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo Indians whose village was north of what is now the town of Yountville.) Wagner was one of the now legendary generation which established the new read more...wave of Napa wineries in the 1970’s (along with Warren Winiarski, Joe Phelps, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn et al). Caymus has not once but twice been awarded the Wine Spectator’s ultimate accolade of No.1 best wine in the world (with Special Selection 1984 and 1990) and twice second best. The Wagners’ 60 acres of estate vineyard remain at the core of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, but Chuck Wagner believes that much is gained in complexity and layering of flavors by not restricting fruit sources to a single site. As a result, Caymus has taken over farming control of selected other vineyards within the Napa Valley, some on the valley floor and some in mountain locations as high as 1,600 feet in elevation. Each vineyard block is farmed according to the specific needs of its soil type, climate, slope and orientation. The aromas of this 'Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007' are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. This wine is low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing impressions of friendly chock richness. The palate enters rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. These harmonious qualities are so well integrated that not one takes the dominant role. This 'Cabernet Sauvignon' shows a flavor profile of dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The primary goodness of this wine is the presence of balance, with a supple texture, approachable grip and a fruit of the earth essence. (hide)

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Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. Charles F. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which included what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area. (Caymus was also the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo Indians whose village was north of what is now the town of Yountville.) Wagner was one of the now legendary generation which established the new read more...wave of Napa wineries in the 1970’s (along with Warren Winiarski, Joe Phelps, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn et al). Caymus has not once but twice been awarded the Wine Spectator’s ultimate accolade of No.1 best wine in the world (with Special Selection 1984 and 1990) and twice second best. The Wagners’ 60 acres of estate vineyard remain at the core of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, but Chuck Wagner believes that much is gained in complexity and layering of flavors by not restricting fruit sources to a single site. As a result, Caymus has taken over farming control of selected other vineyards within the Napa Valley, some on the valley floor and some in mountain locations as high as 1,600 feet in elevation. Each vineyard block is farmed according to the specific needs of its soil type, climate, slope and orientation. The aromas of this 'Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007' are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. This wine is low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing impressions of friendly chock richness. The palate enters rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. These harmonious qualities are so well integrated that not one takes the dominant role. This 'Cabernet Sauvignon' shows a flavor profile of dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The primary goodness of this wine is the presence of balance, with a supple texture, approachable grip and a fruit of the earth essence. (hide)

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    chsnsurf

    Fantastic! Needed a little time to breathe and open up but was very smooth and rich. Drank with the family with Bison and Beef steaks. Delicious.

    almost 3 years
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    gaber31678

    drank at chima and didn't fully evaluate, had it with '04 silver oak cab, was very good and I'd like to try another bottle

    about 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    dry. light tannins. better with food than without.

    over 3 years
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    vmf

    Jules took to LJP Gala. was a hit. 94 pts.

    12 days
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    nairovargas

    delicioso aromatic

    over 1 year
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    Fellow Drync'er

    best winery going!

    over 3 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Drink before 2017

    almost 4 years
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    jblondie13

    Smooth, Tabacco

    over 3 years
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    harrell2

    92 by WS

    over 1 year
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    Wine Spectator 92 Points
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    Rating for United States-California: 96 (excellent)

    Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now