Search Results - Save This Search

Wine Type Vintage Name Variety Locale Date Posted Score Helpful Comments Comment Date Community Score More...
Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

1/28/2015 - Maleko wrote: NR

Saw the bottle on the shelf at Safeway. Read through some of your comments and have decided it may not be worth the risk.
They are asking $74.99, is that too high?

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    3/20/2015 7:29:00 PM - $75 plus tax? Yeah, too high.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

3/10/2015 - wineshaman wrote: 91 points

Popped another one last night, with a veggie pizza, it amazes me that vintage after vintage of Caymus you consistantly here the same moans, too much fruit, too much oak, too jammy, too sweeeeet, too much vanilla, too over the top, too extracted, too much of everything. does not taste like cab, taste manufactured, etc. etc. For me this is one damn good red wine, why are these people drinking this wine anyway, go figure!!

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    3/20/2015 7:26:00 PM - A lot of us like Caymus, just not the 2012. Worst vintage i have had from them.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

3/15/2015 - 458jeff Likes this wine: 96 points

What a change. I first tried this wine and thought it was a 90. At times I didn't really like it as it seemed too sweet, somewhat syrupy, and synthetic. Not thrilled. So after months of avoiding it I tried it again. Suddenly, it's not the same wine. It has more depth, complexity, balance and the over-powering sweetness is gone. I did not trust myself as the transformation seemed too great. Well, I had a second bottle a week later and felt the same way. I strongly recommend retasting this wine as I believe you will likely be astonished. I just ordered two additional cases. This wine is now a screaming bargain. Will it get even better?

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    3/20/2015 7:24:00 PM - I have opened five or six of these and can tell you that they were all a mess. Having given it ratings from 86-89, i feel sometimes i may have not rated them correctly.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

1/31/2015 - Rktekt3 wrote: 86 points

What the hell! Robert Parker revisited this wine and gave it another 96. He has clearly lost his ability to taste anything. I cant believe i bought a case of this stuff. Id prefer a case of Bogle at $20 per.

What is amazing about this wine is that you can use it to dye anything a deep purple, probably from too much use of that purple drank they used to enhance it. Its better that cherry coolaid in this regard. You really do have to brush your teeth, gums and tongue vigorously to remove the stains.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    2/1/2015 10:34:00 AM - I would be happy to trade my 2012 Caymus, PARKER rated 96, for a mixed lot of your 2008-2011 Caymus, rated 90-92. I have six bottles of 750ml. Im in the chicago burbs and happy do do a one for one trade.

Red

2011 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

Dundee Hills more

3/16/2013 - jmcafee wrote: 87 points

Pleasant to drink now, but this will not improve much with age. Structurally it is a lightweight. Drink now through 2016. Tasted twice with similar results.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    9/17/2014 7:20:00 PM - I agree that this will not improve with age, but it wont get any worse either.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

7/17/2014 - Just Grapes Does not like this wine: 86 points

I had this wine at Gram and Dun in KC. The wine is serviceable, at best, for a Napa Cab. I enjoy older Caymus Cabs and have them in my cellar and this wasn't even close. This is the Meiomi Pinot Noir (use that lightly since it is 25% something else) of Cabernet for 2012. I just don't get the reviews on this wine. This was such a fruit bomb that it almost tasted like Port. The bottle had only been open for 30 minutes or so. Thus, the wine in the bottle wasn't oxidized. I'm kind of scared to try the 2011 that I purchased and have in my cellar.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    7/24/2014 3:44:00 PM - So, are you saying that Caymus undersold the previous year or years? Or just that the 2012 was so mass produced even for Caymus which is saying even more because the Wagner family was fined for producing more than allowed recently?

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

6/26/2014 - zinnut Does not like this wine: 89 points

This a syrupy, oaky, grape bomb. Very unpleasant. Reminds me of Apothic Red.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    6/27/2014 8:57:00 AM - But you rated it an 89? Apothic Red scores mid to low 80's. maybe averages an 84. And I am not certain how that is.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

6/22/2014 - Yack Man Likes this wine: 90 points

As many have stated, you pretty much know what your are getting with Caymus, so..... If you don't like this style, don't drink it (no offense). I say, if you drink it now you should give it a long decant. There are certainly some very dominant quality / sensual aspects to this 2012 vintage, but I think it get better with some aging and the point score will ascend with time. 90 points for now.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    6/27/2014 8:43:00 AM - I am not trying to hack on Yack here, but I don't see how a couple hour decant is going to help this out. I had some the first night and based my score on that. If I had based it on my second nights tasting, where the bottle had obviously breathed for a bit, my score would be lower then the 87. I'm just saying.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

5/22/2014 - BruceHubbard wrote: NR

I was excited to try this wine given the Napa 2012 growing season. I drank it from the same bottle over three nights. The first popped and poured, the second night after 24 hours under gas, and the third just with the cork in and the bottle half full. On the nose were very ripe, almost over ripe black fruit, cassis, and a hint of cinnamon. However, on the palate, I was very disappointed on all three tastings. It is dominated by caramel, vanilla, and cream with a slightly sweet taste. This flaccidity obscures much of the fruit and I could barely detect any tannins to provide balance. The wine did not improve over the 48 hours and if anything, the caramel grew stronger and the profile became more monotonous. It did have a pleasant gylcerol mouth-feel. It seems to me that it is probably grossly over oaked, probably with new French oak and was probably harvested late. I have not seen any vintner's statistics on this product. I have three more bottles and it will be interesting to see how and if it evolves. It reminds me a bit of the "great" 1994 Napa vintage that was a crowd pleaser right out of the shute, but declined rather rapidly with time.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    6/16/2014 8:27:00 PM - I was able to drink 75% of my first bottle in two nights. The rest got dumped.

Red

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Napa Valley more

5/12/2014 - Harald&Grace Does not like this wine: 82 points

Oh Boy; A disclaimer first of all, I do like structured wines where large fruit is balanced with acidity and finishes off with some substantial but well integrated tannins. So keep in mind, Caymus is not quite up my alley! However, I still like previous Caymus Cabs- they were typically fruit forward with a mellow mid palate but pretty balanced overall.
I usually don't post my tasting notes and never post such low scores. However, we had this at a wine tasting with 6 or 7 other people. It was totally out of balance. The smell of vanilla and cheese cake was overpowering. It tasted just like it smelled. None of us could get over the candy sweetness, vanilla taste and the utter lack of mid palate. Others called it over extracted, reeking of melolactic fermentation. Most of us poured the wine down the drain.
In short, this is more like a bad dessert wine. If you normally like Caymus, dont waste your money. If you have bought it, drink it soon, because it doesnt have enough acidity or tannins to make this an aging wine. Sorry!

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    6/14/2014 3:26:00 PM - I apologize for being the one person who did not find your comment helpful. I dont agree with the 82 but good grief.

Red

2011 Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch

Napa Valley more

6/6/2014 - bigdomer wrote: 90 points

double decant through vinturi. Exhibits the known "greenness" of the 2011 vintage. Unfortunate.

  • Comment posted by Rktekt3:

    6/9/2014 8:43:00 PM - Didnt kingcab just say to not put this wine through a vinturi, let alone twice?

Loading wine details...
loading

×
×