2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • CG 92
  • WE 92
  • WS 91

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CG 92
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, April 2012
Not the least bit shy about standing up to its big and pricey mate this nicely crafted wine shares a keen focus on the currant fruit that makes Napa Valley Cabernets so special. It also shares a drift into slight... Not the least bit shy about standing up to its big and pricey mate this nicely crafted wine shares a keen focus on the currant fruit that makes Napa Valley Cabernets so special. It also shares a drift into slight fleshiness and in this case shows greater willingness to be drunk up in the next five years even if keeping it longer is within its ability to age. Still with a somewhat more open stance and more inviting price this wine serves up lots to like while we wait for the Special Selection.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2012
A flashy opulent Cabernet. You could even call it sexy. It's so soft and luxurious in blackberry blueberry and cassis flavors. Absolutely delicious by any standard yet the dry structure maintains elegant balance. Drink... A flashy opulent Cabernet. You could even call it sexy. It's so soft and luxurious in blackberry blueberry and cassis flavors. Absolutely delicious by any standard yet the dry structure maintains elegant balance. Drink soon for youthful drama. Hard to believe production was nearly 72000 cases. S.H.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Supple and creamy-textured with mocha ripe plum and cherry flavors that show touches of tobacco espresso and underbrush. Full-bodied gaining tannic traction on the finish elegant and readily approachable. Drink now... Supple and creamy-textured with mocha ripe plum and cherry flavors that show touches of tobacco espresso and underbrush. Full-bodied gaining tannic traction on the finish elegant and readily approachable. Drink now through 2018. 71690 cases made. -JL
JJB 92
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, May 2011
With a lovely expressive nose the aromas are constantly evolving from blackberry to raspberry to kirsch framed by chocolate and floral accents. On the palate supple tannins and subtle wood notes add complexity to the... With a lovely expressive nose the aromas are constantly evolving from blackberry to raspberry to kirsch framed by chocolate and floral accents. On the palate supple tannins and subtle wood notes add complexity to the primary fruit. The texture is plush and velvety offering bright cherry plum and vanilla. This wine drinks beautifully now once decanted for an hour or two. Otherwise hold for at least a year and enjoy for the next 5-7.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2009

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.