1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 6L

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  • WS 93

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 1993
The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon-Special Selection appears to be the best Caymus has produced since 1986 and 1985. Two thousand six-bottle cases will be released in February 1994. The wine offers a saturated dark purple... The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon-Special Selection appears to be the best Caymus has produced since 1986 and 1985. Two thousand six-bottle cases will be released in February 1994. The wine offers a saturated dark purple color and a rich spicy oaky nose backed up by generous quantities of jammy blackcurrants. Ripe highly extracted and full-bodied with copious amounts of sweet tannin and layers of fruit this is a knock-out flamboyantly-styled Cabernet for drinking over the next 15 or more years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2001
Aging extremely well this is rich sleek and elegant with a wide range of black cherry anise currant plum and earth notes that offer depthand complexity finishing in a long aftertaste. Tannins are softening.--California... Aging extremely well this is rich sleek and elegant with a wide range of black cherry anise currant plum and earth notes that offer depthand complexity finishing in a long aftertaste. Tannins are softening.--California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2007. 1000 cases made. (JL)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1990

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Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family, produced under the guidance of Chuck Wagner. Made from the very best barrels of the vintage, the wine is not produced in difficult vintages.

Its distinctive aromas and flavors are achieved through “hang time” – leaving the fruit to hang on the vine unusually long to develop suppleness, increase color, and mature the tannins of the grapes.

Winery

Caymus

Chuck Wagner has spent his life in the vineyards of Rutherford, near the center of Napa Valley, steering his family’s business from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Chuck was just 19 when he joined his parents in 1972 to create Caymus Vineyards, taking them up on their proposal to sell the home wines they had been making from grapes they grew on their property.

He and his father, Charlie, worked long days side by side, managing every part of the business. Both father and son believed in making wines with character, complexity and consistency. They embraced Napa’s unique climate and soil, helping to establish the region’s singular style and reputation for cabernet sauvignon. One of the family’s most exciting moments came in 1989, when Wine Spectator awarded them “Wine of the Year” for their 1984 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Five years later, the magazine conferred the award again for their 1990 vintage, the only wine in the world to receive this honor twice.

Caymus is now part of the Wagner Family of Wine, which includes chardonnay, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and merlot made by Charlie, Joey and Jenny, three of Chuck’s four children.