2002 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • CG 91

Reg: $249.94

$189.94

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Reg: $249.94

$189.94

This product is
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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
This stunning inky/plum/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts a glorious fragrance of creme de cassis licorice toasty oak spice box cassis and vanillin. Full-bodied opulent flashy and irresistible... This stunning inky/plum/purple-tinged 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts a glorious fragrance of creme de cassis licorice toasty oak spice box cassis and vanillin. Full-bodied opulent flashy and irresistible this endearing plush exuberant opulent Cabernet Sauvignon is 3-5 years away from full maturity yet it is already complex and rewarding. It should last for another two decades.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2005
Tasting a bit riper than one might expect of a Caymus Cabernet this expansive bottling is both impressively concentrated and still somewhat direct and waiting to unfold into greater richness and range. Its curranty fruit... Tasting a bit riper than one might expect of a Caymus Cabernet this expansive bottling is both impressively concentrated and still somewhat direct and waiting to unfold into greater richness and range. Its curranty fruit and loamy coffee and creamy oak notes all add to its promise but what is lacking for the moment is any of the immediacy that would mark it for near-term drinking even though that is the part of what the winery was seeking when it made the wine in a riper style. Its focus is spot on and its depth is without question...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2002

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

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.