used an ah-so to extract the cork, gently poured into a decanter, rinsed the bottle out and poured back in the bottle for a 30-minute aeration.
first of all, the cork was tremendous. ZERO bleed. amazing! the wine was a bricking pale crimson, very pinot-esque in color. but the wine was a champ! enormously expressive aromas of bay leaf, mint, tomato puree, small dried red berries, attic, tobacco, and cassis. fully integrated tannins that yielded a soft and silky texture, but a gorgeously mature flavor profile, bringing in some steeped tea. this was a treat and proof that california wines can and do age very well. if scoring, 93-95. certainly on the decline, but with a long ways to go.
Tasting of 11 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignons. Showed a great , big, rich bouquet, beautiful, cherry fruit, still needs time, long on fruit and hints of acid suggest the long finish will only get better in 3 years. My #5 and Group tie #7.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.