Caymus Napa Cab 2008

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Not yet reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 92 points by California Grapevine and Wine Spectator, which wrote: Ripe and fles...

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This may seem sacrilegious to say and I know many will disagree but I truly believe the 08 is a poor wine at $60 a bottle. Sure there were some ni... Read more

Sugar plum & currant, with spicy oak and chocolate. Savory, lingering finish that introduces some dried walnut and mild to medium tannins. A crowd-... Read more

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Snooth User: Matt Walker
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1.50 5
08/02/2011

This may seem sacrilegious to say and I know many will disagree but I truly believe the 08 is a poor wine at $60 a bottle. Sure there were some nice flavors but it was super alcoholic and over extracted. Way out of balance. This would be a great wine (for those who like that style) for $30 or so but not $60. Try the 09, young but much more harmonious!

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Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
01/28/2011

Sugar plum & currant, with spicy oak and chocolate. Savory, lingering finish that introduces some dried walnut and mild to medium tannins. A crowd-pleaser that could use a couple of years to integrate the oak but otherwise is drinking very well right now. 93 points.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
02/02/2011

- Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
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4.00 5
04/17/2011

Fruit forward, classic california cab. I am getting black fruits on the nose, plum, blackberry, black licorice. Full bodied and lush indeed. bottled at 15.2%! I would agree with WS on 93 pts.


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
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4.00 5
06/16/2011

Color, this wine has a seductive ruby red color. Nose, this is really a fruit bomb, very powerful. There a LOT of black fruits going on here. Blackberry, black licorice, wild berry, toasty oak, some heat coming through, spices and there is a hint of vanilla from the oak. Midpalate, there is a heat component here, big and bold, full bodied, fills the mouth, toasty oak is still vibrant here (but not over the top). Finish, this wine has a pleasant long finish, smooth firm tannins, seductive sexy layers of black fruits dancing on my palate, black licorice, vanilla from the oak is still vibrant. This is indeed a classic california napa valley cab. Bottled at 15.4%. It is very well made and balanced. Even though it is still a baby now, it is still approachable. This wine shows that it has potential. It will easily age for 13 to 17 years. Good job, Caymus! This is a wine that you would pare with semi firm cheese and very good quality steaks. I am 93+ on this effort. You must seek it out. Happy drinking!


Snooth User: krisee
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2.00 5
12/05/2010

This wine could be great with some age on it. Caymus may be in to big a rush to make wines available to the consumer. We let it breathe for about 3hrs. and I still felt like it was lacking the full potential of the fruit.


Snooth User: sufdog420
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2.50 5
03/24/2011

A crowd pleaser and very impressive for the money. When I have friends over and want a wine with a pleasing soft edge but pronounced Napa characteristic this is the one I let them experience. Current and tobacco, not overwhelming tartness that most of my friends expect. Great for the non connisseur and connoisseur.


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External Review
05/19/2011

In 1993, Caymus didn't bottle a Special Selection Cabernet, repeatedly a Top 10 choice, and twice our No. 1 wine. The estate grapes all went into this wine, not an overbearing style of Cabernet, but elegant and refined.


External Review
05/19/2011

Elegant and refined. Pleasant fruit, spice and cedar flavors, complex aftertaste. Caymus fans note: A Special Selection wasn't made in '93; the estate grapes went into this wine.


External Review
05/19/2011

...still a deep, dark ruby/purple-colored wine with a tight but promising nose of blackcurrants and sweet vanillin, toasty oak. This backward wine is full-bodied, dense, powerful, as well as tannic. It will benefit from 2-3 more years of cellaring, and keep for 12-15 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Profoundly deep ruby color. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted and oaked. Moderately tannic. Cassis, chocolate, black cherries. Aromatic and flavorful in the mouth with a sense of depth and balance. Though extremely attractive now it should gain further complexity through mid term cellaring.


External Review
05/19/2011

Full-blown, ripe and rich, with intense and sharply focused dried currant, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long, persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2015.


External Review
05/19/2011

Here's an extraordinary wine to add to your cellar collection. It's a guaranteed ager. Supported by rich, sturdy tannins, it shows a firm, dry mouthfeel and deep flavors of blackberries, with a seamless hem of toasty oak. So balanced, so powerful and elegant, it's at the top of its class, and proves that the floor of the Napa Valley can produce great Cabernet. Drink now-2020.


External Review
05/19/2011

A seductive style, with lots of spicy, vanilla-scented oak that leads to a rich, complex core of currant, black cherry, olive and plum. The tannins are smooth and polished; supple enough to drink now, yet substantial enough to cellar short-term. Best from 2000 through 2007.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Not yet reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 92 points by California Grapevine and Wine Spectator, which wrote: Ripe and fleshy, with rich plum, wild berry, spice and savory herb notes that are complex, full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with firm tannins and a dash of espresso. Drink now through 2016.

Not yet reviewed; 2007 vintage rated 92 points by California Grapevine and Wine Spectator, which wrote: Ripe and fleshy, with rich plum, wild berry, spice and savory herb notes that are complex, full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with firm tannins and a dash of espresso. Drink now through 2016.

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