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2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 91
csimm1161 wrote: (95 points)
August 11, 2016 - PnP with accessible and immediately gratifying notes of blackberry, black cherry, black and red current, dark chocolate, and vanilla bean. A kiss of spice on the back end framed the core flavors nicely. There was also a nice lift from a red fruit component (a mix between black/red raspberry and red currant) that provided added complexity and an overall elevated flavor profile.
After two-three hours in the decanter at 54 degrees, the flavors deepened a bit more, enveloping the palate with more of the signature dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and baking spice that I readily seem to associate with Caymus SS wines. As others have noted, I do not get the distracting sweetness in the 2010 (which is a great thing), as often this brand can come off over-extracted, ultimately deadening the palate with the cloying feeling of residual sweetness muddling the flavors. Not the case here.
This is probably my favorite vintage of the Caymus SS. The 2008 had a nice singed eucalyptus note that I thought was the only thing I was missing in the 2010. Otherwise, the 2010 SS is ready to drink now. Air didn't change it too much, but offered a little more broadening of the depth of flavor overall.
94-95 points for me. A certain crowd pleaser kind of wine. Not sure if time in bottle will necessarily help this; it seems to be performing just fine at the moment.3 people found this helpful Comments (2)
Mccown wrote: (89 points)
July 24, 2016 - The wine has low acidity. The wine finishes medium. The wine looks purple colored. The legs are slow. There is light sediment in the bottle. The wine has smooth texture. Good but didn't feel it rated a 94.
Romol Likes this wine: (93 points)
May 19, 2016 - Decanted 2 hours. Maybe not long enough. Deep almost black color and intense fruit. Good wine but i think it will improve with more age (more complexity). I will wait at least 1-2 years before i try the next bottle.2 people found this helpful Comment
floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: (96 points)
April 25, 2016 - I really like the 2010. I am starting to find the 2012 a little to sweet for me. I think the 2010 is less sweet and syrupy but still loads and loads of flavors. I liked it better than the last the 2012 Caymus ss I had. see previous notes2 people found this helpful Comments (1)
Rcramesh Likes this wine: (94 points)
April 16, 2016 - Smooth delicious wine.
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By Antonio Galloni
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)
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- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Caymus
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation Special Selection
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Codes 017224720102, 091882316617
- Pending Delivery 29 (0%)
- In Cellars 7,213 (82%)
- Consumed 1,517 (17%)
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