2004 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WE 97
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • JR 93
  • CG 93
  • ST 91

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$174.94

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Reg: $174.94

$174.94

This product is
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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, August 2007
Beautiful wine, lush and soft in the style of this warm vintage. It’s immediately enjoyable for the wealth of cherries, blackberries and raspberries, with a decadent edge of melted milk chocolate. Oak adds extra... Beautiful wine, lush and soft in the style of this warm vintage. It’s immediately enjoyable for the wealth of cherries, blackberries and raspberries, with a decadent edge of melted milk chocolate. Oak adds extra dimensions of smoky vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and gingerbread. Those who think they don’t like red wine will enjoy. Hard to tell if it has the stuffing for the long haul, but it’s gorgeous now and for the next six years.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
Even richer and fuller than the regular bottling, but at the same time hedonistically and voluptuously styled is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. Dense ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit... Even richer and fuller than the regular bottling, but at the same time hedonistically and voluptuously styled is the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection. Dense ruby/purple with low acidity and huge amounts of fruit, this is a seamless, full-bodied, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next 15-18 years. - Robert Parker
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2007
A superb Cabernet that's ripe plush and deeply concentrated with tiers of currant plum blackberry and spicy cedary oak. Firmly tannic lively and deep revealing extra flavor nuances on the long engaging finish. Best from... A superb Cabernet that's ripe plush and deeply concentrated with tiers of currant plum blackberry and spicy cedary oak. Firmly tannic lively and deep revealing extra flavor nuances on the long engaging finish. Best from 2008 through 2013. 11800 cases made. –JL
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2008
Voluptuous, ripe California style, with great concentration and structure. Fine integration of rich red/black fruit, cedary oak, polished tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish goes on and on. Ripe, smooth and... Voluptuous, ripe California style, with great concentration and structure. Fine integration of rich red/black fruit, cedary oak, polished tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish goes on and on. Ripe, smooth and balanced. 18/20 (LM)
CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2007
This deep and wonderfully rich wine is as involving and has as much succulent fruit at its heart as any wine in this Issue, and it gains more richness yet by way of its absolutely lavish appoint-ment of oak. It is... This deep and wonderfully rich wine is as involving and has as much succulent fruit at its heart as any wine in this Issue, and it gains more richness yet by way of its absolutely lavish appoint-ment of oak. It is, however, far more than a pretty face or fancy façade, and it sports the serious structure and evident tannins of a wine meant for age. Only its palpable finishing heat dampens our otherwise unbounded enthusiasm and brings it up achingly short of a third star.
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2015
91+ Deep, bright ruby. Alluring aromas of dark berries, coffee, truffle and smoky oak. Plush, pliant and sweet, with a liqueur-like quality to its black fruit flavors that's nicely counterpointed by harmonious ripe... 91+ Deep, bright ruby. Alluring aromas of dark berries, coffee, truffle and smoky oak. Plush, pliant and sweet, with a liqueur-like quality to its black fruit flavors that's nicely counterpointed by harmonious ripe acidity. At once generous and juicy on the mid-palate. Not hugely complex today, and a touch warm on the finish, but this concentrated, ripely tannic wine will evolve further in the bottle.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2004

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.