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Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Caymus Vineyards. Rutherford. Kalifornien Wein. Rot. Trocken 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Special Selection is the name we chose with the first vintage, 1975, to indicate grapes that stood above the others from the moment of harvest through oak barrel aging and, finally, the selection of the blend that we felt deserved this designation. Over the decades, we have continued to recognize the superior character of specific vineyard blocks vintage by vintage. We have also secured long-term farming control—including planting, allowing us to select our preferred rootstock and clones—of Napa Valley vineyards with different slopes, elevation and climates. The primary aromas are of black currants, blackberries, brown spices and dark-roasted coffee beans. In the mouth, the wine is lush and expansive, rich in berry fruit with a firm "grip" that makes the wine’s texture an important part of its character. The finish is long and classic—ripe fruit dominates.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Caymus Vineyards. Rutherford. Kalifornien Wein. Rot. Trocken

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Snooth User: Piccolo8
310550
5.00 5
08/30/2007

Heaven in my mouth...this is absolutely one of my favorite wines of all time.


Snooth User: mprice12
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0.00 5
04/14/2011

A sleek hedonistic wine. So smooth and velvety, yet tannic and well structured. Creame de cassis, vanilla and chocolate with lead and graphite mid palate. A long finish with a mouthcoating end.


Snooth User: Salmanazar138
6899152
4.50 5
05/04/2008

We had this at Me@t in Milwaukee.


Snooth User: Rentsukcram
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5.00 5
12/10/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Caymus Vineyards. Rutherford. Kalifornien Wein. Rot. Trocken

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/20/2012

This stunning, inky/plum/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts a glorious fragrance of creme de cassis, licorice, toasty oak, spice box, cassis and vanillin. Full-bodied, opulent, flashy and irresistible, this endearing, plus... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/27/2012

A fabulous effort, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts an inky/purple color to the rim as well as a gloriously exuberant bouquet of creme de cassis, graphite, vanilla, and charcoal. Dense and full-bodied, with fabulous purity, sweet ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This stunning inky/plum/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts a glorious fragrance of creme de cassis licorice toasty oak spice box cassis and vanillin. Full-bodied opulent flashy and irresistible this endearing plush exuberant opulent Cabernet Sauvignon is 3-5 years away from full maturity yet it is already complex and rewarding. It should last for another two decades. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Tasting a bit riper than one might expect of a Caymus Cabernet this expansive bottling is both impressively concentrated and still somewhat direct and waiting to unfold into greater richness and range. Its curranty fruit and loamy coffee and creamy oak notes all add to its promise but what is lacking for the moment is any of the immediacy that would mark it for near-term drinking even though that is the part of what the winery was seeking when it made the wine in a riper style. Its focus is s


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This intense and richly flavored red features melted black licorice dried currant savory herb and cedar notes. Firms up ending with gritty grainy tannins that have a sharp edge.-2002 California Cabernet blind retrospective (May 2012). Drink now through 2017. -JL Wine Spectator.



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Special Selection is the name we chose with the first vintage, 1975, to indicate grapes that stood above the others from the moment of harvest through oak barrel aging and, finally, the selection of the blend that we felt deserved this designation. Over the decades, we have continued to recognize the superior character of specific vineyard blocks vintage by vintage. We have also secured long-term farming control—including planting, allowing us to select our preferred rootstock and clones—of Napa Valley vineyards with different slopes, elevation and climates. The primary aromas are of black currants, blackberries, brown spices and dark-roasted coffee beans. In the mouth, the wine is lush and expansive, rich in berry fruit with a firm "grip" that makes the wine’s texture an important part of its character. The finish is long and classic—ripe fruit dominates.

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