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2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 99
Quiet Lion wrote: (91 points)
February 15, 2017 - Decanted and served. Restrained nose that opened up a bit after two hours, yielding a lovely berry meadow. On the palate overwhelming alcohol overshadowing any balance or subtlety. This didn't change much over three hours. Possibly a slightly cooked bottle or in a dumb phase; other vintages I've had are usually very smooth and focused.
Mech-E Likes this wine: (94 points)
January 4, 2017 - Decanted 3 hours and ready for New Years Eve dinner.
Daaark, thick and viscous with dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Aromas of sandalwood and spice though light on the oak here. Integrating beautifully with silky smooth, ripe tannins and decent acidity. A perfect match for beef Wellington.
TastesGoodToMe Likes this wine: (94 points)
December 11, 2016 - 3 Years since my last bottle and this wine is much better! Mostly black fruit with cassis, a touch of blueberry liquor, chocolate, and some spice. Long finish. Excellent balance. Last sip was the best telling me this still has some upside potential. Still not as good as the '08 SS to me. But really starting to come into its own.
spineguy Likes this wine: (93 points)
November 27, 2016 - One of the best faces of California wine. Very well integrated with distinct layers and dark fruit as well as hints of chocolate. Wonderful finish. Nose lacked distinction and here is where it lost a point or 2.
Opened at family dinner at Cut 34 in Florida. A comment from a non wine critic family member was "this is the smoothest wine I have ever tasted." I in large part I agree. Mouthfeel is great!2 people found this helpful Comment
maxima wrote: (95 points)
November 25, 2016 - ouff que c`est beau ce vin là…pas donné, mais plus que du bonbon et l`occasion s`y prête, pour mes 51 chandelles.
Un nez qui saute sur verre.
Tout en velour et en fruit, un vin dense et riche ou rien n`accroche, loooooong et délicieux.
This wine literally sang out of the glass, velvety muscles one said, quite complex and immensely long…a great 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 24 (0%)
- In Cellars 7,313 (80%)
- Consumed 1,782 (20%)
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