Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley 2009

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From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families. Prior Caymus Special Selections have earned rave reviews; fro...

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Sweet and gingery on the nose with a classic modern Napa Cabernet profile that shows plenty of candied black cherry fruit and lots of coffee-toned... Read more

look = 8/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 16/20; total = 39/50 Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,017
3.50 5
05/20/2013

Sweet and gingery on the nose with a classic modern Napa Cabernet profile that shows plenty of candied black cherry fruit and lots of coffee-toned oak. Smells a bit spoofy. Smooth, polished and extracted in the mouth with lots of black fruit framed by notes of chocolate, licorice, and toast. Fine grained tannins nicely match the density of fruit here, and in its style it's quite good if quite hot, particularly on the finish. 88pts


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Snooth User: mistersplice
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4.00 5
05/18/2012

look = 8/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 16/20; total = 39/50

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Snooth User: tdavidson
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10/25/2011

Big, sells against the Ramey 07 full body yet sweet undertones


External Reviews for Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/19/2011

Dark purple, bordering on black. As soon as the aromas fill the air, you know this is quintessential Napa cabernet, with a beautiful bouquet that offers blackberry, cassis, a touch of anise and a dash of vanilla-laden oak. Full-bodied and sumptuous o... John Perry. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Opaque crimson color, intriguing nose of freshly tilled Napa vineyard soil. The presence of this wine includes fine textural components balanced by an array of flavors including; ripe cherry, dried rose petal, cacao, mocha and cassis. A seamless, rich and


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is always one of Californiarsquo;s better Cabernets, and the 1995 is certainly no exception. It has ripe, concentrated fruit, a long wraparound finish and great tannin-backed structure.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

While it is fashionable to criticize this wine because of its price, and the secrecy surrounding the amount produced (who really cares?), the wine is unquestionably outstanding. The 1995 boasts a dark ruby/purple color as well as an attractive bouquet with lavish quantities of toasty new oak and black currants. There is moderate tannin, good purity, and an open-knit, sexy style. If the wine had not fallen a bit short on the mid-palate, it would have merited an even higher score. It should drink well for 10ndash;15 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Better is the dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. It reveals an overlay of sweet, toasty new oak intermixed with blackberries, currant, and vanilla with hints of tar, chocolate, and espresso. This big, sweet, juicy Cabernet is not the most complex effort. It is overt, flamboyant, and consumer-friendly. Drink it over the next 12ndash;15 years. This Cabernet hardly represents cutting edge winemaking, but it remains immensely popular with most consumers.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

When first poured, this is tight and severe, its scents of rose hips, raspberry and blackberry jam not enough to fill the youthful structure and green, hot finish. But give it plenty of time in the glass and the expansive nature of the wine takes hold, filling the green tannins with black licorice, overcoming the substantial alcohol with grand and supple fruit. And therersquo;s a lasting soil character that emerges to lend it distinction, all carried along with a surprising agility for the huge scale of the wine. Itrsquo;s a bold cabernet, a Napa Valley classic.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This vintage from Caymus is harder edged than riper years of the past. Therersquo;s plenty of black cherry and berry jam flavor, but itrsquo;s wound tight, prickly, definitely firm. the tannins taste of bitter almonds, of fresh green herbs. As the fruit gathers those flavors into its own warmth, it should prove a satisfying red.


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Winemaker's Notes:

From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families. Prior Caymus Special Selections have earned rave reviews; from 2001-2008 the Parker ratings average 94.5%. Reports say the 2009 is the finest Caymus Special Selection in 20 years. Chuck Wagner does it again!

From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families. Prior Caymus Special Selections have earned rave reviews; from 2001-2008 the Parker ratings average 94.5%. Reports say the 2009 is the finest Caymus Special Selection in 20 years. Chuck Wagner does it again!

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