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 Vintage2009 Label 1 of 563 
ProducerCaymus (web)
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon
SubRegionNapa Valley
AppellationNapa Valley
UPC Code(s)017124710203, 017224110101, 017224710103, 017224712107, 460341097501

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2018 (based on 71 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 654 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by LWI on 2/2/2016 & rated 86 points: US Cabernet Sauvignon: Warm fruit/jam, caricature of a CS (767 views)
 Tasted by Wineandsports on 1/30/2016 & rated 92 points: Smoooooth. Decanted and let breathe for 30-45 mins. Typical fruit for caymus but nicely balanced. Really enjoyed, seems to be a wine meant to drink fairly young. (654 views)
 Tasted by pdadams66 on 1/3/2016 & rated 89 points: Deep dark center, red rim with a little age.
Sweet, mixed berry compote, touch of violets and tar.
Fruity, flowery and smooth, vinous, purple, moderate acid and tannin, good length.
Typical Caymus, typical Napa Cab - big and bold. Good drinking at the right moment. (1617 views)
 Tasted by webbaker on 1/2/2016 & rated 93 points: Multiple tastings with consistent notes. Fruit has dropped back, drinking nicely now. Still a typical Caymus, fruit forward offering. (1420 views)
 Tasted by wineshaman on 11/27/2015 & rated 92 points: 5th annual Thanksgiving dinner @ Charlier Palmer DC (Charlie Palmer Steak House/Washington DC): Port like nose, very ripe, extracted, tons of sweet dark fruit, fully integrated tannins near perfect match to the peanut butter chocolate terrine. This Caymus like most drinks well young, if you are waiting for secondary flavors to kick in you are surely to be dissapointed, drink soon for all the fresh intense fruit while they last. (2648 views)
 Tasted by Wine Poor on 11/22/2015 & rated 91 points: Red, bold, and delicious. (2438 views)
 Tasted by wmccone54 on 11/15/2015 & rated 91 points: Enjoyed at a dinner party from a magnum. This was by far the best of three bottles purchased back in 2012, and paired well with grilled ribeye steaks. Lots of black fruits, approachable, soft with very well integrated tannins. Far superior to the 2012 40th Anniversary bottling! (2682 views)
 Tasted by Dpauk1008 on 11/13/2015 & rated 91 points: It still has some depth and complexity. The wine is starting to have little amounts of sediment. Made in a different style than the 12 and 13 vintages. It should be good and continue to develop for another 5-10 years. (2248 views)
 Tasted by Price-O on 10/31/2015 & rated 91 points: Medium bod, smooth (2360 views)
 Tasted by JB12 on 10/11/2015 & rated 93 points: Great wine. Vanilla hints on the tongue. Everyone just Loves this wine. Full rich fruit that is bright and smooth at the same time. Save em.
 Tasted by maxima on 8/25/2015 & rated 86 points: Un vin intense et boisé, beaucoup (trop) d`exractions et de maquillage en ce moment.
Au nez, prunes confites, chêne, vanille et un peu de gomme balloune.
En bouche, le fruit à l`avant plan, un peu sucré même mais encore beaucoup de bois et de vanille, c`est riche et un peu too much en ce moment. L`acidité est basse même si la finale est longue c`est lassant comme vin. (3097 views)
 Tasted by cmcmullen on 8/14/2015: Curtis and Cristina - dinner Aug. 14/15 (2711 views)
 Tasted by Combo on 7/24/2015 & rated 92 points: Drinking great right now. (3006 views)
 Tasted by corkscrews on 7/17/2015 & rated 92 points: A nose of dark fruit, chocolate and spice, dark garnet in color. A full bodied Cab, with blackberry, blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and spices on long finish. Never disappointed with this wine year in year out. www.winelx.com (2888 views)
 Tasted by oneggww on 7/15/2015 & rated 90 points: very nice, smooth (2629 views)
 Tasted by carstenf on 7/10/2015 & rated 90 points: Dark fruit & blueberry & vanilie. (1990 views)
 Tasted by JB12 on 7/5/2015 & rated 92 points: Fantastica! Smooth wine with a vanilla tint. Perfectly balanced. Decanted for almost 2 hrs before drinking. Went great with a shsihkabob. The wine was surrounded by an zento amarone and an older but not as smooth cab. There something great about this wine the way it just flows. Still have some more. (1922 views)
 Tasted by jjh49 on 6/20/2015 & rated 91 points: Could use more age (1970 views)
 Tasted by DbertCellar on 6/6/2015 & 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. (2245 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. (2350 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! (2454 views)
 Tasted by Bigtuna on 5/6/2015 & rated 91 points: May 2015, needs 2 hours of decanting. (2670 views)
 Tasted by JimW712 on 2/21/2015 & rated 90 points: big napa cab, tasty with a new york strip steak (3822 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 (3648 views)
 Tasted by bmurph29 on 2/7/2015 & rated 94 points: Perfect example of their Cab. Decanted about 4 hours. (3235 views)
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