Caymus Napa Cab 2007

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Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. Charles F. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which included what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area. (Caymus was also the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo Indians whose village was north of what is now the town of Yountville.) Wagner was one of the now legendary generation which established the new wave of Napa wineries in the 1970’s (along with Warren Winiarski, Joe Phelps, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn et al). Caymus has not once but twice been awarded the Wine Spectator’s ultimate accolade of No.1 best wine in the world (with Special Selection 1984 and 1990) and twice second best. The Wagners’ 60 acres of estate vineyard remain at the core of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, but Chuck Wagner believes that much is gained in complexity and layering of flavors by not restricting fruit sources to a single site. As a result, Caymus has taken over farming control of selected other vineyards within the Napa Valley, some on the valley floor and some in mountain locations as high as 1,600 feet in elevation. Each vineyard block is farmed according to the specific needs of its soil type, climate, slope and orientation. The aromas of this 'Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007' are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. This wine is low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing impressions of friendly chock richness. The palate enters rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. These harmonious qualities are so well integrated that not one takes the dominant role. This 'Cabernet Sauvignon' shows a flavor profile of dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The primary goodness of this wine is the presence of balance, with a supple texture, approachable grip and a fruit of the earth essence.

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Caymus Vineyards:
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabe... Read more
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection - from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon lots  - was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding, and now focuses entirely on this variety. Read less

Member Reviews for Caymus Napa Cab

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
5.00 5
07/27/2010

Coffee, chocolate and cocoa nose. Rich, sweet and luscious with menthol and eucalyptus flavors under plum, cherry and cassis. Dusted chocolate and cedar flavors on the finish. Served with dry aged prime beef, glazed bone marrow and red wine sweet onions.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: AngloScot
456983116
4.50 5
05/02/2010

94 pts - rich, lush, bold. Fruit forward without being "fruity." Great with pasta and a relaxed tomato-based sauce.


Snooth User: aradford
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4.00 5
10/26/2010

Big beautiful cab sav for a special occasion.


Snooth User: mbugbee
16357479
4.50 5
12/30/2009

One of the most unique cabs I've ever had. Exploded with vanilla and casis and well refined. Had this for Christmas dinner this year and have two in the cellar for years to come.

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Snooth User: jnusser
12029064
3.00 5
09/07/2009

Very smooth with big jammy fruit and a soft finish - obviously needs quite a bit of cellaring.


Snooth User: tbscotty54
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4.50 5
02/27/2013

Had one last Saturday. Outstanding and more!


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External Reviews for Caymus Napa Cab

External Review
03/16/2010

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Napa Valley and all other wine from Caymus Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
11/28/2009

The core of this wine is a silky and amiably rich, textured base, with a pure Napa Valley Cabernet focus. Flavors of cocoa, currant and sweet tobacco. This rich and chalky wine drinks well now and should endure for a decade or more.


External Review
03/03/2010

WS: 92 Points


External Review
11/01/2009

Charlie Wagner founded Caymus Vineyards in 1972 and has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding. Caymus focuses entirely on this variety and the winery's 60-plus acres of estate Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley's Rutherford District forms the foundation of Caymus’ Cabernet every vintage. And every vintage Caymus Cabernet is snapped up by Cab lovers and collectors while it’s lauded by critics. This 2007 is the latest triumph; an outstanding vintage in Napa Valley and superb wine, rated 92 points by Wine Spectator who said “Ripe and fleshy, with rich plum, wild berry, spice and savory herb notes that are complex, full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with firm tannins and a dash of espresso. Drink now through 2016. Limited. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator. This item excluded from XTYPAK and any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
05/17/2010

Ripe and fleshy, with rich plum, wild berry, spice and savory herb notes that are complex, full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with firm tannins and a dash of espresso. Drink now through 2016. 37,800 cases made. -JL ** Only 26 in Stock **



Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner on the family's Rutherford property. Charles F. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which included what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area. (Caymus was also the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo Indians whose village was north of what is now the town of Yountville.) Wagner was one of the now legendary generation which established the new wave of Napa wineries in the 1970’s (along with Warren Winiarski, Joe Phelps, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn et al). Caymus has not once but twice been awarded the Wine Spectator’s ultimate accolade of No.1 best wine in the world (with Special Selection 1984 and 1990) and twice second best. The Wagners’ 60 acres of estate vineyard remain at the core of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, but Chuck Wagner believes that much is gained in complexity and layering of flavors by not restricting fruit sources to a single site. As a result, Caymus has taken over farming control of selected other vineyards within the Napa Valley, some on the valley floor and some in mountain locations as high as 1,600 feet in elevation. Each vineyard block is farmed according to the specific needs of its soil type, climate, slope and orientation. The aromas of this 'Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007' are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. This wine is low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing impressions of friendly chock richness. The palate enters rich with sweet, ripe tannins, expanding to a greater breadth of refined textures. These harmonious qualities are so well integrated that not one takes the dominant role. This 'Cabernet Sauvignon' shows a flavor profile of dark chocolate, sweet tobacco, mocha, leather, brown spice, cedar, vanilla and sweet licorice. The primary goodness of this wine is the presence of balance, with a supple texture, approachable grip and a fruit of the earth essence.

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