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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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(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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    Davidwhitewolf

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

    almost 4 years
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    Dad's favorite!

    over 3 years
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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