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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2010
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Young and appropriately vibrant and grapey. Hones in on pure currant and blackberry fruit, veering briefly toward cedar and tobacco before tightening on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024.
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is a beauty. Dense ruby/purple-colored, it is filled with creme de cassis fruit, supple tannins and an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel. The family believes in delivering exceptional pleasure and intensity to their wines, but they also have remarkable aging potential as the 1975 and 1976 Special Selections in my cellar bear witness.
Caymus\'s flagship Cabernet, packed with ripe fruit flavors and a rich texture.
A rain soaked winter brought about a spectacular spring, with vine growth showing the first glimpse of fruit in April. The 2010 growing season continued with unusually cool periods which ultimately resulted in low productions. There is an old rule in the making of fine wine "poor yields produce the richest wines." I feel that our 2010 Caymus "Napa Valley" Cabernet is a product of low yield producing a fine wine that defines the Caymus style. The nose of this wine is especially interesting to me. There's the presence of a well-cared for, clean farmstead. Possibly the aroma of a freshly opened bale of hay or the combine dust during the summer harvest at my cousins wheat farm in St. John, Washington. This is layered with the fruit components─ ripe cherries crushed in a snifter, a subtle smell of ripeness. And a bit of grape pumice at fermentation, rustic. Other nuances come to mind─ smoke in a forest cabin, earth, spice and cola. The flavors in this wine are genuinely good, but...
Smooth, rich and seductive, with impeccable balance, great depth and lots of finesse and flavor. The layers of plum, black cherry, mocha, spice and wild berry flavors unfold gracefully, keeping a tigh
The flavors in this wine are genuinely good, but the textural elements are its most exceptional feature. The entry wanders, deliberating, then evolves and expands to cocoa- like fine tannins in harmony with oak, fruit and acidity. A balanced and harmonious wine with a long evolution.
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