2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L

  • WS 94

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Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2008
Complex riveting aromas of spice cola and sassafras join wild berry spice black cherry and sage notes in this full-bodied intensely flavored tightly focused and very persistent display of fruit that's long and lingering... Complex riveting aromas of spice cola and sassafras join wild berry spice black cherry and sage notes in this full-bodied intensely flavored tightly focused and very persistent display of fruit that's long and lingering. Drink now through 2017. 11900 cases made. -JL
JJB 94
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, October 2008
Super concentrated black / purple core with an only moderately lighter rim. This exceptional Cab boasts a complex and refined nose of black currant sweet licorice and crème de casis complimented by a subtle earth driven... Super concentrated black / purple core with an only moderately lighter rim. This exceptional Cab boasts a complex and refined nose of black currant sweet licorice and crème de casis complimented by a subtle earth driven component and light pencil shavings. Copious amounts of fruits permeate the mid-palate followed by chocolate light eucalyptus sage and blueberry. Opulent and intense as the flavors build through the mid-palate towards a chewy and delicious fruit laden finish.
JJB 92
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, October 2008
Dark inky purple core surrounded by a bright purple rim. Rich fruity aromas of blackberry and blueberry swarm around notes of sweet tea and wet stone with a faint hint of toasted oak and crushed peppermint. The wine... Dark inky purple core surrounded by a bright purple rim. Rich fruity aromas of blackberry and blueberry swarm around notes of sweet tea and wet stone with a faint hint of toasted oak and crushed peppermint. The wine enters the palate with a wisp of dried coconut followed quickly by a blast of rich dark fruits. Cassis blackberry and black cherry are supported by a backbone of soft approachable tannins. The lush fruit mid-palate pushes on to a finish that lingers with mocha and baker's chocolate.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2006

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.