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Caymus Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauv Special Select 6 Cs Ny 1987

Winemaker's Notes:

Robert Parker: The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which spends significant time in oak, can be one of California's most riveting wines. First made in 1975, there have been some exceptionally concentrated, powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e, the 1978, 1976, and 1975). The decade of the eighties produced less profound Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons, with the exception of the 1984 and 1985. Since then, the wine has moved to less of a blockbuster style, with the emphasis on more elegance, without sacrificing the wine's richness and intensity. I have not tasted the 1989 Special Selection, but both the 1988 and 1987 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons are noticeably lighter and less intense than previous vintages. Nevertheless, the 1987 is still an excellent wine with its rich, oaky, cassis and spicy nose, creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied flavors, and moderately long finish. (Oct 1993)

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

External Reviews for Caymus Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauv Special Select 6 Cs Ny

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/07/2011

The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which spends significant time in oak, can be one of California's most riveting wines. First made in 1975, there have been some exceptionally concentrated, powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml


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

The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon which spends significant time in oak can be one of California s most riveting wines. First made in 1975 there have been some exceptionally concentrated powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e the 1978 1976 and 1975). The decade of the eighties produced less profound Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons with the exception of the 1984 and 1985. Since then the wine has moved to less of a blockbuster style with the emphasis on more el


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...1987 is still an excellent wine with its rich, oaky, cassis and spicy nose, creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied flavors, and moderately long finish... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1987 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml



Robert Parker: The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which spends significant time in oak, can be one of California's most riveting wines. First made in 1975, there have been some exceptionally concentrated, powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e, the 1978, 1976, and 1975). The decade of the eighties produced less profound Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons, with the exception of the 1984 and 1985. Since then, the wine has moved to less of a blockbuster style, with the emphasis on more elegance, without sacrificing the wine's richness and intensity. I have not tasted the 1989 Special Selection, but both the 1988 and 1987 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons are noticeably lighter and less intense than previous vintages. Nevertheless, the 1987 is still an excellent wine with its rich, oaky, cassis and spicy nose, creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied flavors, and moderately long finish. (Oct 1993)

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