2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 1.5L
  • WS 92

Reg: $148.99

$148.99

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Reg: $148.99

$148.99

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2012
Young and appropriately vibrant and grapey. Homes in on pure currant and blackberry fruit veering briefly toward cedar and tobacco before tightening on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. -JL
JJB 93
Ryan Moses - JJ Buckley, June 2012
This viscous cab has an inky core with a bright purple rim. The nose is plush with big pure aromas of black cherry French vanilla and stewed plum. Impressively integrated at this young age this bottling does very well to... This viscous cab has an inky core with a bright purple rim. The nose is plush with big pure aromas of black cherry French vanilla and stewed plum. Impressively integrated at this young age this bottling does very well to represent the rich Napa cabernet profile that Caymus is known for. Flavors of semi-sweet chocolate lead to an assortment of red and black fruit including blackberry cherry and ripe plum along with a deft touch of oak. The sweet tannins provide a lengthy lingering finish with a hedonistic depth that will unfurl for years to come. Almost irresistible now this flagship Napa cabernet will develop beautifully for a decade or more.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2010

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.