Consistent with previous notes, fruit forward, notes of vanilla, soft tannins. Slightly less of a fruit bomb than other vintages of Caymus I've tasted recently (08 in particular), perhaps the fruit has settled just a bit.
This wine is completely overpowered by vanilla and chocolate. It's a desert wine. There's also a powerful perfume smell. I find it almost undrinkable so 80 is generous. Someone posted that it's similar Cakebread. That's fair. Their 2009 Cab is shockingly overpriced considering the contents of the bottle. I've had lots of Cali cabs with a choco/vanilla aspect to them. I find them all better without food. Again, like a desert wine. This one has crossed the line however.
I suppose I've been drinking too much french wine and when I come back to something like this it seems childish. Sorry to be so harsh but the emperor has no clothes.
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