1993 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 90

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1995
Caymus has one of the most enviable track records of any California winery. Having followed their Cabernet Sauvignons since the early seventies I find it remarkable that this winery has never gone through a slump. Not... Caymus has one of the most enviable track records of any California winery. Having followed their Cabernet Sauvignons since the early seventies I find it remarkable that this winery has never gone through a slump. Not many wineries anywhere in the world can match the Wagner family's consistent record of success. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon (which contains all of the Special Selection since that wine was declassified in 1993) is an opaque ruby/purple-colored wine with a superb sweet nose of toast and blackcurrants. The attack offers explosive levels of fruit. The impression in the mouth is one of fatness sweet fruit and an unctuously thick highly extracted intensity. This gorgeously made Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest non-Special Selection bottling since 1987. It should drink well for at least 15 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 1993

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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.