Caymus Napa Cab 2006

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Brooklyn, NY (2,500 mi)
USD 172.00
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This is just an absolutely fantastic wine. Just heavenly! So big, fruity and delicious. One of my all-time favorite wines and vintages. Read more

Deep Red/Purple, Closed nose from cellar temperature but opened after 30 minute decant to ~66 degrees. Aromas of black/red current jelly, fresh cru... Read more

Unusually tight when first opened. decated and smoothed to a wonderful berry content. Long great finish, very smooth. Read more

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Snooth User: moviegal226
114149139
5.00 5
05/21/2009

This is just an absolutely fantastic wine. Just heavenly! So big, fruity and delicious. One of my all-time favorite wines and vintages.


5.00 5
03/28/2010

Deep Red/Purple, Closed nose from cellar temperature but opened after 30 minute decant to ~66 degrees. Aromas of black/red current jelly, fresh crushed blackberry, ripe black cherry skin. Flavors intense and match aromas, cassis, crushed fresh dark berries, with added warm spice(not overoaked). Harmonious balance of round tannins and acid. Full bodied. Mouth-coating long finish. Roasted leg of lamb, Rice Pilaf, peas, biscuits and mint jelly. Hold? Can't get much better! March 2010


Snooth User: sufdog420
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5.00 5
12/21/2009

Unusually tight when first opened. decated and smoothed to a wonderful berry content. Long great finish, very smooth.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
07/21/2011

Wonderful Cab I wish I could afford to drink more often. Classy with rich tannins and a potent oak note. Hints of currants, mochas, and a little spice to top everything off. I recommend opening and enjoying now!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: vinodoc
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0.00 5
10/20/2009

Deep ruby red, spicy nose with definite mocha smell and taste. Long smoothe finish. One of the best wines I've ever had!


Snooth User: vinodoc
230507192
0.00 5
10/20/2009

Deep ruby red, spicy nose with definite mocha smell and taste. Long smoothe finish. One of the best wines I've ever had! October 2009


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External Reviews for Caymus Napa Cab

External Review
05/19/2011

Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and powerful, yet supple, graceful and polished, offering a generous core of spicy blackberry, black licorice, wild berry and light cedary notes. Full-bodied and expressive, this is both approachable now and sure to improve for several years. Drink now through 2020.


External Review
05/19/2011

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is the first example of this cuvée to include Merlot (about 14%) in the blend. The Merlot component has given the wine a cocoa/chocolate nuance to its black currant, licorice-infused fruit. The tannins are velvety soft and the wine is beautifully textured and full-bodied. It is ideal for drinking now and over the next 15 years. From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families, these are two very strong back to back vintages for Caymus. The good thing about these two cuvees is that they are widely available as nearly 20,000 cases of each were produced.


External Review
09/27/2011

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 there'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. It's a bold cabernet, a Napa Valley classic.


External Review
05/19/2011

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (100% Cabernet Sauvignon, now bottled earlier than in the past) exhibits an inky/blue/purple color in addition to sweet aromas of cassis, graphite, licorice, tobacco leaf and toasty oak. Bold, flamboyant and opulent, it should drink well for 15+ years. From one of Napa Valley's historic winemaking families, these are two very strong back to back vintages for Caymus. The good thing about these two cuvées is that they are widely available as nearly 20,000 of each were produced.


External Review
09/16/2009

Special Wine of the Month Was $172.00 - Now $145.00!! 94 Points, Wine Spectator - 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. Dense ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit. This is a seamless, full-bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15+ years.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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 10-15 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will eventually be rated much higher so order now before the big new rating is released and we sell out!

FREE SHIPPING ON FULL CASE ORDERS PRE-ORDER NOW to Guarantee your allocation for shipment in early November.� PORTHOS INSIDER SCOOP: This collector favorite is still the only Cabernet to be named �Wine of the year� TWICE by Wine Spectator and they have already rated a barrel tasting �Outstanding 94� points.� THE WINE INSIDERS TASTING NOTES: We�ve sampled the 2006 Caymus �Napa� bottling and rated that �Classic 95� points so we�re confident this Special Select bottling will eventually be rated much higher so order now before the big new rating is released and we sell out!

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