(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!
Wine Advocate(From 1978 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Advocate(From 1979 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93
Wine Spectator(From 1979 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/01/85
Robert Parker(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 89
Wine Advocate(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 89 on Oct-93