2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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  • WS 92
  • IWC 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2008
Full-blown ripe and rich with intense and sharply focused dried currant wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. 33900... Full-blown ripe and rich with intense and sharply focused dried currant wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long persistent finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. 33900 cases made.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2008
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis spicecake and bitter chocolate with a strong component of sweet nutty oak. Lush full and sweet with black fruit dark chocolate and graphite flavors dominating. Finishes with big broad... Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis spicecake and bitter chocolate with a strong component of sweet nutty oak. Lush full and sweet with black fruit dark chocolate and graphite flavors dominating. Finishes with big broad mouthdusting tannins that coat the front teeth. There's no reason not to enjoy this cabernet now but it should evolve nicely for five or six years.
JJB 94
Andrew Frieden - JJ Buckley, July 2008
Dark garnet color with a purple core. The nose lifts with perfume of black fruits crème de cassis plums and blackberry liqueur. Secondary nose of coffee grinds and dark cacao with dark chocolate crushed rocks fresh... Dark garnet color with a purple core. The nose lifts with perfume of black fruits crème de cassis plums and blackberry liqueur. Secondary nose of coffee grinds and dark cacao with dark chocolate crushed rocks fresh pavement and a hint of dust and earth. On the palate the wine is complex and balanced. The attack is bold with black fruits expanding to a thick chewy concentrated mid-palate framed in a judicious helping of French Oak. The wine has medium acidity is full bodied with big upfront fruit and smooth lush tannins that are integrated well already and will lengthen with time providing ample cellaring potential. This is a powerful wine showing off New World ripeness in spades. Expect a long lived wine providing excellent early drinking!
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, July 2008
Beautiful dark purple almost black core. This ultra concentrated Cab shows an expressive nose of dark cherry blueberry and anise with underlying aromas of sweet oak and vanilla. The core of dark fruits prevail on the... Beautiful dark purple almost black core. This ultra concentrated Cab shows an expressive nose of dark cherry blueberry and anise with underlying aromas of sweet oak and vanilla. The core of dark fruits prevail on the palate as well complimented by well integrated oak and super fine/silky tannins. Long expressive finish of chocolate and espresso. Every sip demands another.
JJB 92
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, July 2008
Dark ruby core almost black in the center surrounded by a bright pink rim with a touch of purple. Big complex aromas of vanilla oak over raspberry blackberry and sweet tea. A rich core of dark chocolate floats around... Dark ruby core almost black in the center surrounded by a bright pink rim with a touch of purple. Big complex aromas of vanilla oak over raspberry blackberry and sweet tea. A rich core of dark chocolate floats around spicy cinnamon and toasty almonds with a teasing hint of earth. This is a full bodied Cab in the mouth but drinking amazingly well at this young age. Chocolate covered blackberries and raspberries lead to a long finish of toasted almonds cherry and oak. While it is full bodied the tannins are very ripe and refined making this a bottle that you can pop now but will also hold well for another 4 - 8 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2006
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork

Label

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernet Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. The Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon bottling is a rich, fruit-driven wine with enticing secondary flavors contributed by new oak barrels. The wine is always a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes taken from eight of Napa Valley’s sixteen AVAs.

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.