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

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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.