2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
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WE 97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
So delicious now you can hardly keep your hands off it. Blackberry tart ripe blueberry cassis milk chocolate licorice and sweet smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth dramatically huge and memorable and lasting long into the... So delicious now you can hardly keep your hands off it. Blackberry tart ripe blueberry cassis milk chocolate licorice and sweet smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth dramatically huge and memorable and lasting long into the finish. The tannins are obvious but sweetly ripe and soft. A brilliant evocation of Napa Cabernet despite a high production level of nearly 30000 cases which is about the same size as a Bordeaux first growth. Shows the class and potency this bottling has exhibited for many years and believe it or not the price is a relative bargain these days. Drink nowâ_"2020
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Temptingly rich and layered with complex mocha plum and wild berry fruit that's spicy and aromatic. Full-bodied gaining depth and turning ever more elegant and detailed with tannins that give this traction. Drink now... Temptingly rich and layered with complex mocha plum and wild berry fruit that's spicy and aromatic. Full-bodied gaining depth and turning ever more elegant and detailed with tannins that give this traction. Drink now through 2019.-J.L.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2012
High in ripeness and generously enriched by scads of creamy somewhat caramelly slightly toasty oak this full and complete wine from Caymus does a masterful job of delivering lots of concentrated currant fruit tinged with... High in ripeness and generously enriched by scads of creamy somewhat caramelly slightly toasty oak this full and complete wine from Caymus does a masterful job of delivering lots of concentrated currant fruit tinged with notes of blueberry and root beer. It is supple and a tad fleshy in feel and takes full advantage of its ample tannins for some needed spine that serves as an offset to its never-say-die lengthy fruit on the palate. Put it away for five to ten years.
JJB 94
John Perry - JJ Buckley, August 2011
Dark purple bordering on black. As soon as the aromas fill the air you know this is quintessential Napa cabernet with a beautiful bouquet that offers blackberry cassis a touch of anise and a dash of vanilla-laden oak... Dark purple bordering on black. As soon as the aromas fill the air you know this is quintessential Napa cabernet with a beautiful bouquet that offers blackberry cassis a touch of anise and a dash of vanilla-laden oak. Full-bodied and sumptuous on the palate gobs of layered dark fruit expand before gradually fanning out on the lengthy finish. The sweet tannins provide just the right amount of support yet this wine is still in its infancy at this stage of development. Year in and year out Caymus Special Selection never fails to deliver and this effort is right in line with what we have come to expect from this venerable winery.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Cork

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.