2009 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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441 Ratings
2009 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

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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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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    Clean musty entry, smooth jam palate, lightly drying finish.

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/97
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1987 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 89
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1975 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1975 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93