1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93

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WA 94
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, 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
Vintage 1990

Label

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

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.