492 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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Wine Details

Wine Description

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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.

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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.

    over 1 year
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    dark red fruit, slight/light pepper taste, cedar and chocolate finish, with fine tannins

    about 4 years
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    Fragrant bouquet, very smooth with a touch of spice. Absolutely delicious!

    over 4 years
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    dark red fruit, bell pepper, cedar and chocolate with fine tannins

    over 4 years
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    underlining ultra smooth, currents, berries and light pepper.

    about 4 years
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    slightly peppery, smooth, mild finish

    almost 5 years
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    7 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 92-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Apr-06