1736 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
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Wine Description

(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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    Excellent cab, complex, well balanced, smooth lingering finish - a little overpriced at $68. Still I rate it a 4

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

    about 3 years
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    one of Mary's favorites. damn good.

    6 months
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    Dad's favorite!

    almost 3 years
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    The best Zin!

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) This wine recently won a blind tasting of High End wines that we conducted. This wine stood out for its "Poetry to the Panel." This opaque dark red wine opens with a lovely and inviting crème de ca...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) "Full-blown, ripe and rich, with intense and sharply focused dried currant, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. 33,900 cases made. - JL"
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) "A showy young wine that's smooth, rich and concentrated. Delivers firm, intense yet supple layers of currant, cedar, toasty, cedary oak and tannins that firm up, offering hints of mineral, sage and dusty berry. Best from 2009 through 2013. 32,344 cases made."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06