(From 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.
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.
Excellent cab, complex, well balanced, smooth lingering finish - a little overpriced at $68. Still I rate it a 4
Clean musty entry, smooth jam palate, lightly drying finish.
one of Mary's favorites. damn good.
The best Zin!
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
Ken's Wine Guide(From 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(From 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(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