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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/29/2015 - jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 95 points

A very good example of Caymus Special Selection. Rich, plush fruit, sweet tannins. A great bottle of a quintessential Napa Cab.

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2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/28/2015 - Night Train Likes this wine: 91 points

I had a couple '05s recently that were underwhelming, but this one is the real deal. No signs of age. Big nose - black fruits and a hints of leather and vanilla. All black and blue fruits on the palate. Not particularly complex, but this is about yumminess, not analysis. Huge fruit and serious viscosity lead to a very nice, long finish. My wife, who'd never heard the phrase "Rutherford Dust", said the finish was "dusty", and indeed it was. Textbook.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/29/2015 - Niagara wrote: 95 points

really nice, great value, though I think another year in the cellar might just do the trick ... let it settle down just a touch. But no point in resisting temptation.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

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6/29/2015 - Niagara wrote: 93 points

You know, I think this is pretty good stuff. Tasted blind it holds up against many wines three times the price. Exceptional QPR IMO.

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/28/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 92 points

Deep, extended, expansive on the palate. So perfumed.Classy, almost aristocratic - much more interesting than the '12 if you ask me.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

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6/28/2015 - apmarques Likes this wine: 86 points

great wine. I the end a little bit sweet. But don´t miss it.

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2012 Caymus Zinfandel

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3/19/2015 - Echodog wrote: 92 points

Dark purple rim, flower bouquet, spicy dark fruit forward flavor. Very nice decantered 1 hour. Visited Caymus Vineyard a few months ago, I want to go back and taste test again. Chuck even shook my hand.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

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6/4/2015 - meteor Likes this wine: 91 points

Crowd Pleaser. Not really my style, but it sure makes everyone else happy.

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2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/28/2015 - timbobwhite Likes this wine: 93 points

Deep red/purple to edge. Initial nose of cassis and black fruit with a touch of red fruit. Rich, balanced with notable tannins. Good flavors of cassis and Rutherford Fruit. Med-long lingering finish. Very good example of a Rutherford Cab. Reminded me of the old BV Rutherford Cabs. 93+ after 4 hours in the decanter. Took that long to reach its full expression. Will last for many more years.

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2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/26/2015 - prdmil20 Likes this wine: 96 points

Drinking well

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/26/2015 - Shaun Mondavi wrote: 91 points

blackberry, blueberry, cassis, minerals. Not sure if there is a better ~$70 cab on the market. Consistent performer.

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/26/2015 - Shaun Mondavi wrote: 93 points

Good stuff. Smoked meat and black fruit on open. Dark blue almost black color into the decanter. The meat blew off (thank god) in about half an hour and left behind blackberry, blueberry, cassis, vanilla and florals. A very enjoyable but not over the top cab.

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1992 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/19/2015 - Javachip wrote: flawed

Opinions were split on this wine. Several people thought it was corked, others liked it. Overall it was voted SECOND PLACE for the night. I thought it was a very enjoyable mature wine with plenty of red raspberries, cherries, and musty notes reminiscent of a stuffy attic in an old wood frame house, or perhaps an old wood-paneled library with mildewed leather-bound books. It was my #2 for the night but it seemed muted compared with a stellar bottle a few years ago, and so this bottle may indeed have some TCA taint.

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2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/25/2015 - iamandyc Likes this wine: 93 points

I think this Caymus is a big step up from 2012. While it still has abundant fruit and spice, it is much more restrained with better acidity and structure. This is a big wine (takes time to open up) but has class and is not over the top or sweet or gloppy like some recent Caymus.

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2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/25/2015 - Yack Man Likes this wine: 91 points

The 2013 is by far, better that the 2012 in my opinion. There is significant elements and nuances to this vintage that are showing and that will show to a greater degree with some bottle age (see previous post). Sweet, but nowhere near over the top and syrupy sweet as the 2012. I will buy more of this vintage. It will be very interesting to see what the professional rating will be on the 2013.
90.7 Points for now!

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2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/24/2015 - G8tor80 wrote: 92 points

Nice nose, some sweetness but still a little tight, can go another 5 years easy

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

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6/24/2015 - webbaker Likes this wine: 92 points

Tasted head to head with 2013 and the 2013 won. 2012 is an over the top fruit bomb. I think, after some time in the cellar, the fruit will thin out and this will be wonderful, for those with patience. I've had similar experiences with Caymus from my cellar, eg. 2007. I can easily understand the "syrupy" tasting notes from others. Definitely not a wine that will be liked by all. Patience.

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2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/24/2015 - webbaker Likes this wine: 94 points

Tasted head to head with 2012 Caymus and the 2013 won, easily. The 2013 is less jammy with a stronger aromatic component. I will be buying more.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

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6/20/2015 - macmiker007 Likes this wine: 91 points

Strong notes of black currant and black cherry with hints of cassis and plum. Not overtly oaked - perhaps due to the American oak. Paired well with a porterhouse steak, sautéed mushroom and Caesar salad.

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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/21/2015 - Winecat Likes this wine: 90 points

Time to drink

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2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/18/2015 - Randito Likes this wine: 95 points

Black and blueberry floral nose. Vibrant concentrated blackberry and cherry fruit smoothly coats the palette, finishing with chocolate, velvety cassis, hints of vanilla and oak. I like it more than the over-extracted sweet 2012 40th Anniversary.

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/23/2015 - bluegoose wrote: 96 points

Was planning to hold on to this a little longer but impatient (as always) and decided to open it for the World Cup. Really nice fruit up-front - nice flavor profile of big/bold/fairly rich/primarily blue fruit, really smooth/full fruit mid-palate, and nice deep/long lasting finish. Slow ox for three hours, decanted for an additional two, and drank over another three. Improved with time but not a huge improvement. Obviously no rush to drink but I really like how this is drinking young. Its youth brings about a really nice vibrance, depth, and flavor profile. Probably the best Special Select that I've had but I do expect it to get better with a little more time as the tannins soften-up some.

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2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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8/8/2014 - brianofthevine wrote: 89 points

Interesting, very ripe and almost Zin-like. Overdone in my opinion. Needs time to blow off.

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2005 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon

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12/15/2012 - brianofthevine wrote: 94 points

Wow, nice black cherry fruit with good use of oak. Wonderful balance, not overpowering, nice long finish!

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1995 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

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6/21/2015 - bobbubbabs wrote: 92 points

Enjoyed several 1995 vintage wines this weekend. In addition to the Caymus SS, also drank a Silver Oak Napa and Pichon Baron. The Caymus was fine, with dusty tannins evident shortly after opening softening over the course of dinner. Having never tried the '95, but with the '90 being among my favorite Cali cabs ever, hopes were high. The bottle didn't disappoint! The Silver Oak has aged well, too, and this vintgage is arguably ageing more slowly than several of its immediate predecessors, particularly the '94s. It was also very encouraging to find the '95 Bordeaux tasting this good; is the time finally approaching when this vintage is going to shine?

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