2003 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L

  • WA 94
  • WS 93

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection offers up scents of licorice black currants spice box and a hint of flowers. This deep full-bodied chunky 2003 should last for 13-15 years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
Supple and harmonious with rich fleshy currant blackberry herb mocha and dill. Picks up momentum and holds onto a tight focus through the long satisfying finish where the tannins are rich and intense boding well for... Supple and harmonious with rich fleshy currant blackberry herb mocha and dill. Picks up momentum and holds onto a tight focus through the long satisfying finish where the tannins are rich and intense boding well for short- to mid-term cellaring. Best from 2007 through 2014. 9800 cases made. –JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2003

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.