Red

2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • 1nono Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 16, 2017 - If you like fruit, you will love this. A fruit bomb!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drdan8 Does not like this wine: (85 points)

    May 27, 2017 - I have to concur with CSimm's evaluation of this wine. Removed from a 56 degree passive cellar and let slow ox for 2 hours. Not really much excitement on the nose with dark macerated cherry and a touch of menthol. Quite sweet on the initial attack with candied cherry, blackberry syrup, over the top sucrosity,and little to no complexity. A muddled mid palate and abrupt finish. Have 1 bottle remaing that I will probably gift to someone.

    I may have enjoyed this as a novice wine consumer, but this is no longer suitable for my taste profile. Will not be repurchasing any Caymus / SS in the future. If your going to drop this type of coin on premier Napa Cabernet, I think one would be better served with offerings from Favia or Realm IMHO.

    5 people found this helpful Comments (6)
  • nm10 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 20, 2017 - Dark purple with a lovely nose of cassis. A very concentrated wine, with blueberries, kirsch, and anise. What I noticed was the wonderful balance. 60 second finish. Pluses and minuses, but I would say the balance makes this a really nice wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • csimm1161 wrote: (84 points)

    May 14, 2017 - PnP was practically undrinkable. Sweet, candied black cherry Jolly Rancher and chocolate chunk notes. Completely cloying and syrupy tasting.

    An hour of air in the glass eased the sweetness quite a bit, but it also collapsed any semblance of a frame. Acid was low and all I was getting was muddled, overly ripe red and black "fruit" flavors.

    ...Not pleased.

    The remainder of the bottle was re-corked and put back in the cellar at 54 degrees. I'll be following this for the next day or so before I unleash judgment...

    I had this thing at 94-95 last year. Not sure what the heck I was smoking that day...?!?! (It was August, so maybe I had a hankering for a snow cone or something).

    UPDATE DAY 2: The sweetness has subsided considerably. The fruit is something I can only describe as "walking dead" on the palate. There is fruit present, but not much verve. What energy it does display exists in the form of alcohol and faint notes of cedar. I will admittedly say that this is a million times better today than it was yesterday. However, it still comes across as disjointed. Cork back in and stored again at 54 degrees in preparation for a day 3 evaluation. Fairly pessimistic on how that'll go...

    UPDATE DAY 3: The sweetness is back a bit. The fruit continues to subside. The tannins are soft at this point. Coming off a little heavy and even more unfocused. Acts like it has depth, but really just displays ripe, dark muddled fruit flavors now. No more traction here.

    UPDATE DAY 4: Alcohol and sloppy dark fruit. It isn't tannic or hot by any means; just a dull sourness, with a messy, boozy display on the back end. The fruit and texture is like stuffing a bunch of reduced prunes and molasses in your mouth.

    In sum, the second day was clearly the best this wine showed, which unfortunately still wasn't that compelling of a showing overall.

    3 people found this helpful Comments (2)
  • cpl100n Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 5, 2017 - I found this wine closed very high tanins which is not caymus I will leave the rest of mine for 2 years

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 26 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7,282 (79%)
  • Consumed 1,925 (21%)

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