Https%3a%2f%2fdzz3ptnemicw.cloudfront.net%2fwine labels%2flabels%2f838117%2foriginal.jpeg%3f1482211655?ixlib=rb 1.1
581 Ratings
Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Wine Description

This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage—deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years of producing our pride and joy.

The Wine Advocate - 96 points "This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!" Robert Parker

  • User Avatar

    twenty -- 2012 vintage -- Ernie's rack row 4 -- 020 -- Park Royal Jan2014, $72.00 -- 96 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate said in Oct2014, "spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!" -- 91 points, Wine Spectator said, "Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character" -- 92 points, Wilfred Wong of wine.com said, "I was almost there since the beginning. I started my Caymus Cabernet voyage with the absolutely outstanding 1973 vintage! (The winery's first vintage was 1972). The 2012 is super rich and almost silky on the palate; ripe and rounded, with the sweet accent of oak; tannins are sweet and long. Lovely from start to finish. I would ask for the fattiest part of rib-eye of beef now. (Best Served: '014-'025) --

    about 1 year
  • User Avatar

    "This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage—deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."

    almost 5 years
  • User Avatar

    WOW! I was such an anti-Caymus snob until this wine! Delicious! Full, sweet, wonderful! Bought all I could find until it was gone - damn! 😢. The nose on this wine is unlike any other - wine is sweet, where I don't generally love a sweet wine. This works though, really nice, smooth but sweeter than most wines we regularly enjoy.

    almost 4 years
  • User Avatar
    Kevin D.

    Great wine, but will be much better after laying down for 3+ years

    about 5 years
  • User Avatar

    Wonderful wine. Would benefit from laying down. Thanksgiving AMI

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family.