1987 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1993
For readers lucky enough to find any the dark ruby/purple-colored 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon offers an intensely fragrant vanillin-scented cedary rich curranty sweet nose. The wine is expansively flavored rich medium to... For readers lucky enough to find any the dark ruby/purple-colored 1987 Cabernet Sauvignon offers an intensely fragrant vanillin-scented cedary rich curranty sweet nose. The wine is expansively flavored rich medium to full-bodied with soft tannins admirable length and a sense of balance. The style of this deliciously forward round tasty Cabernet might be fairly compared with Bordeaux's Pichon-Lalande. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.Few wineries in the world can boast such an enviable record of consistent excellence as that of Caymus. There is no doubting that Cabernet Sauvignon is King at Caymus. For nearly twenty years this winery has excelled at producing boldly-flavored ripe concentrated regular bottlings and lavishly-oaked big spicy luxury-priced Special Selection offerings. The regular bottling went through a shaky period with the so-so years of 1988 and 1989 but based on barrel samples of the 1992 and 1991 Caymus has two winners for this reasonably-priced rich oaky cassis-scented medium to full-bodied supple-textured wine.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1987

Label

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernet Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. The Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon bottling is a rich, fruit-driven wine with enticing secondary flavors contributed by new oak barrels. The wine is always a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes taken from eight of Napa Valley’s sixteen AVAs.

Winery

Caymus

Caymus Vineyards was founded in Napa Valley by Charlie Wagner, his wife Belle Glos and their son Chuck in 1971. The first Caymus wine, 240 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, was released in 1972. Over the 45 years that followed, Caymus wine has become an icon of Napa Valley and production has grown to 65,000 cases.

Caymus Vineyards is still 100% family-owned. Much of their wine comes from estate vineyards, 350 acres in all, located throughout Napa Valley. The Caymus wine line-up includes Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Napa Valley Zinfandel and their flagship wine, Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon.

The signature style of Caymus wine is based on ripe fruit and mouth-filling structure. The fine, Napa Valley weather allows grapes to hang on the vine into early Fall without risk. This extended ripening yields rich, jammy fruit and plush, melt-in-your-mouth tannins.

While Caymus wines are focused just on Napa Valley Cabernet and Zinfandel, the Wagner family has other wine labels too, including Mer Soleil, Emmolo and Conundrum, the latter a trend-setting white wine.