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639 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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(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.

(2008 Vintage) 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."

    almost 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.

    about 3 years
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    cassis, rich full smooth

    over 5 years
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    Fragrant bouquet, very smooth with a touch of spice. Absolutely delicious!

    over 6 years
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    dark red fruit, bell pepper, cedar and chocolate with fine tannins

    about 6 years
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    with Ken and Andy Kaplowitz @ nick and sams.

    over 6 years
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    cassis, coffee, vanilla unbelievable

    almost 6 years
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    Steak house in Dallas

    about 6 years
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    too supple

    about 6 years
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    wow

    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) Absolutely awash in oak of the very richest and most attractive kind, this deeply constituted young Cabernet Sauvignon is also as precise in fruit as any of the wines tasted this month, and it is made even more attractive by its wonderfully supple feel and sense of careful polish. It is very long on the palate and finished with fine-grained tannins buttressing a surfeit of succulent fruit. It is almost too much of a good thing right now, and, while it can only get better with age, leaving it to s...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/03
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013