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From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families. Prior Caymus Special Selections have earned rave reviews; fro...Read more...
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
Big, sells against the Ramey 07 full body yet sweet undertones Read more
Food Pairings for Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley
Editorial Reviews for Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley
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
External Reviews for Caymus Cabernet Special Selection Napa Valley
A barrel sample of the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection offers terrific fruit intensity and purity, a more laid-back style, a meaty, chewy texture, and impressive opulence as well as length. It should evolve for 10ndash;15 years.
[Barrel tasting] Intense and concentrated, with vivid plum, blackberry, mineral and fresh earth scents. The tannins gang-tackle the palate on the finish.
Firm, intense and well-structured, with a mix of spicy oak, red and black currant, mineral, sage and dusty berry. Turns elegant and refined, yet shows a sturdy backbone on the finish. Best from 2009 through 2014.
Beautiful wine, lush and soft in the style of this warm vintage. Itrsquo;s immediately enjoyable for the wealth of cherries, blackberries and raspberries, with a decadent edge of melted milk chocolate. Oak adds extra dimension of smoky vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and gingerbread. Those who think they donrsquo;t like red wine will enjoy. Hard to tell if it has the stuffing for the long haul, but itrsquo;s gorgeous now and for the next six years.
Good deep ruby-red. Musky black fruits and earth on the nose, with oak notes that seem far more harmonious and subtle than some of the vintages of the rsquo;90s. Suave, moderately sweet and silky, with ripe acidity framing the dark berry flavors. This builds nicely toward the back, finishing with tooth-dusting tannins and lingering notes of redder fruits, gravel and loam. A superb showing.
A superb Cabernet thatrsquo;s ripe, plush and deeply concentrated, with tiers of currant, plum, blackberry and spicy, cedary oak. Firmly tannic, lively and deep, revealing extra flavor nuances on the long, engaging finish. Best from 2008 through 2013.
Complex, riveting aromas of spice, cola and sassafras join wild berry, spice, black cherry and sage notes in this full-bodied, intensely flavored, tightly focused and very persistent display of fruit thatrsquo;s long and lingering. Drink now through 2017.
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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