650 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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Wine Description

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.

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.

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    The new vintage of Caymus Napa Cabernet is here! This is a beautifully perfumed, supple wine, drinking amazingly well considering how young it is. The wine will be available for shipment in July, but you can choose to ship your order up to 6 months later if you want to wait for cooler weather. Steven Tanzer in his International Wine Cellar called the 2008 vintage in Napa Valley for Cabernet a "very pleasant surprise. The low yields and vine stress made for small, deeply colored, highly concentrated grapes. Many cabernet producers in Napa Valley told me that the skins were rich in phenolic material and easy to extract... I particularly enjoy the immediate aromatic appeal of many of these wines—especially the floral and mineral tones that are not yet as widely evident in the generally denser and more serious 2007s. In retrospect, it may turn out that winemakers who got their fruit sufficiently ripe, yet made wines with a somewhat wider range of ripeness than usual, will have produced wines with atypical complexity."

    over 4 years
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    Black fruit and black pepper on the nose. On the palate, black currant, dark red plum, black pepper. Nice long finish with mild cocoa? Really smooth and silky texture.

    almost 4 years
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    cassis, rich full smooth

    about 6 years
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    Fragrant bouquet, very smooth with a touch of spice. Absolutely delicious!

    almost 7 years
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    dark red fruit, bell pepper, cedar and chocolate with fine tannins

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2013 Vintage) This zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant flavors, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins. The long and powerful yet refined aftertaste keeps reverberating fruit generosity while maintaining Cabernet's strength of personality.
  • 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