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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 137 
TypeRed
ProducerCaymus (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)017224110101, 017224710103, 460341097501

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2018 (based on 62 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.8 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 616 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by jjh49 on 6/20/2015 & rated 91 points: Could use more age (768 views)
 Tasted by DbertCellar on 6/6/2015 7:51:00 PM & rated 92 points: Nice bottle of wine! Plum and hints of cherry and cassis aroma. Also oak, deep and full. And a little spice. Soft on the pallet. Fruit comes through, sweet and a slight tannin. Refined. (1304 views)
 Tasted by Abbey on 5/31/2015 & rated 91 points: Drank with strip steak. Not as fruit forward and big as other vintages but made for an enjoyable meal. (1483 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 5/17/2015 & rated 93 points: All the usual Caymus traits, sweet, dark, rich, extracted, etc. paired perfectly with BBQ beef brisket from Deep Run Roadhouse ( the best brisket I have ever had) the smokiness of the meat and the richness of the Caymus was a marriage made in heaven. Yum! (1747 views)
 Tasted by Bigtuna on 5/6/2015 & rated 91 points: May 2015, needs 2 hours of decanting. (2051 views)
 Tasted by JimW712 on 2/21/2015 & rated 90 points: big napa cab, tasty with a new york strip steak (3342 views)
 Tasted by davidandrose on 2/8/2015 & rated 91 points: Coravin'd a large glass which sat for 40 mins before sampling. Rich and young blue/black fruit on the nose along with some pepper and spicebox; wine is certainly approachable but still tight and extracted (as noted by others), with fine tannins providing a smooth but dry coating of the palate. Oak, vanilla, hint of green back-palate. Needs more air than afforded by the coravin tonite (3184 views)
 Tasted by bmurph29 on 2/7/2015 & rated 94 points: Perfect example of their Cab. Decanted about 4 hours. (2793 views)
 Tasted by R&R on 1/19/2015 & rated 91 points: Solid wine. While in general I wasn't a fan of '09, the Caymus shows once again why it is as popular as it is. Well integrated flavors of plumbs, cassis, wood smoke, pencil shavings; but the finish was quicker than it should have been. Still very good, just not as long as I remember. (3161 views)
 Tasted by oog on 12/30/2014 & rated 90 points: Nose: Black stewed fruit and lots of oat. Baking spice. Taste: Licorice bomb. Oak and fruit. Nice body. Not quite as sweet as other vintages of Caymus we have had in the past. (3284 views)
 Tasted by meatbomb013 on 12/28/2014 & rated 93 points: This needs some air/time to open up but ends up being typical Caymus (2089 views)
 Tasted by smileBD on 12/27/2014 & rated 91 points: Great, big & rich Cab that I used my coravin with over several months with a few different friends, for tastings and then opened the last 1/4 to drink when we didn't open open a 2nd bottle of wine but wanted a bit more. It was a perfect amount to enjoy the last of this terrific cab! (1827 views)
 Tasted by markandsusanw on 12/25/2014 & rated 92 points: Decanted approx. 30 minutes ... This has mellowed considerably since our first bottle two years ago. While still fruit forward, it's no longer a blueberry gut punch at first sip, opening with less pronounced bramble berry notes. The oak is better integrated, and there's less vanilla; more mocha tones. Spice is also muted. Soft and smooth and rich and lush and just enough over-the-top-ness. Not exactly what I'd want to drink everyday, but a perfect Christmas Day drinker. ... Christmas 2014 (1506 views)
 Tasted by Grouper on 12/25/2014 & rated 95 points: Maybe the best wine I have enjoyed. Through a wine breather and then in decanter for 2 hours. Dark color and full smooth flavor (1838 views)
 Tasted by robertdtwo on 12/22/2014 & rated 92 points: OK, I'll admit it. I've been a little tough on Caymus lately, especially with the release of 2009s/10s/11s. Overextracted. Too sweet. While that may be true...my opinion is evolving...I'm starting to think that maybe they're just (intentionally?) producing CAbs for drinking NOW, rather than later. Instead of bashing them, I'll just drink 'em young and enjoy it while I wait for other cellar dwellers of mine to mature. Nose of sweet dark fruit; black cherry, blackberry jam & red currant on the palate; distant campfire on finish. Ready to go, no reason to wait.
It's funny: I recognized this trend earlier in some of what I call 'steakhouse expense account' Napa blends, but I failed to see it here until now. (1620 views)
 Tasted by JB12 on 11/30/2014 & rated 92 points: Decanted for 90 minutes and served with a lamb dish against a Barolo. As per typical Caymus, the wine has strong vanilla flavors, with many other berry fruit flavors coming to the nose and taste. Decanting ahead of time is a must as the wine becomes awesome in body and length of finish. (2297 views)
 Tasted by crispino on 11/28/2014: Drank with Thanksgiving dinner, and what with making the dinner and having good conversation with the guests, I don't have a detailed recollection of this one. Having said that, I distinctly recall enjoying it thoroughly, with a long, deep, rich pulse of fruit, well-integrated tannins, and a very nice long finish. Full of brambly fruit flavors without being syrupy. (1379 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 11/16/2014 & rated 93 points: Decanted 1hr, classic Caymus love it or hate it, this vintage is quite rich, big and extracted. Huge flowery nose , hints of oak and vanilla, sweet currants, cassis, black cherry, plum, some koolaid notes on the palate. The richness of the fruit continues though out the mid palate and finish. I kid you not I could taste the sweetness of the fruit two minutes after my last taste. This Caymus (like most) should be drunk over the next five years to appreciate the sweetness and freshness of the fruit. With Caymus that is what it is all about IMHO! (2439 views)
 Tasted by colf on 11/15/2014 & rated 87 points: Light to medium bodied Cabernet. Nothing special here. Great bouquet, plum dark cherry fruits. Finish is short lived. Have had a lot better at $65 a bottle. (2178 views)
 Tasted by WDSteers on 9/28/2014 & rated 91 points: Plum, raspberry, chocolate notes with concentration and moderately long finish (3642 views)
 Tasted by alabunka on 9/1/2014 & rated 95 points: superb wine paired with marinated steak tips that were grilled over an open flame. It really doesn't get better than this; full body with tannins and fruit that are evenly matched with a depth of flavor that lingers and renders sublime the dining experience (4041 views)
 Tasted by meatbomb013 on 8/31/2014 & rated 94 points: Just plain great juice. (3435 views)
 Tasted by Hodby on 8/24/2014 & rated 87 points: Dark red color. Nose of very sweet, ripe plum, intense wood from both American and French oak. On arrival, low tannin and low acidity; smooth and ready to drink structure-wise. Dramatic and heavy-handed oak delivers a palate sweetness of vanilla and chocolate that overwhelms fruit. Seems to suggest that if this bottle is representative of the overall release, it's a drink-now bottling, if one wishes to appreciate the fruit before it is dried up and fully subsumed in wood; absent is a structure to suggest it has much positive aging curve ahead. Bottle #2 of three. (3204 views)
 Tasted by Redteeth on 7/27/2014: This was very nice. I agree with other reviewers that the style has a bit of residual sweetness. But it was polished and had good balance of fruit and tannins. (3857 views)
 Tasted by dchisholm on 7/26/2014 & rated 93 points: Aromas of blackberry, dark cherry, rich black fruit, smoke and vanilla. Mouthful of blackberry, dark cherry and spice very rich black fruit, vanilla and chocolate. Served with rib eye steak, baked potatoe and salad.
An excellent Cabernet with full and complex aromas and fruit flavours galore. Worked magic with the rib eye. (1864 views)
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