2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • Hamersly wrote: 70 points

    November 20, 2014 - Sweet, pruney and simple with virtually no structure. I can't see this wine going anywhere positive, it just doesn't have the stuffing to evolve. A sad showing from this splendid winery. Parker's 96 rating is inexplicable and very worrisome. Tasted three times from three different cases over a five week period with consistent results.

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  • jperez68 commented:

    11/21/14, 3:39 AM - I believe you may have a bad bottle,call your wine store and exchange it for a new one. If you are givin Caymus wine a 70 there is probably a mishandled bottle.

  • jperez68 commented:

    11/21/14, 3:42 AM - I see you bought cases make sure it's from a reputable wine merchant, with all the fraud going on you may be drinking Almaden in a Caymus bottle.

  • Crunge commented:

    11/21/14, 4:57 AM - I'm glad to see a comment from someone tasting from multiple cases. My only bottle so far was the first Caymus I've ever had that I didn't like. It was terrible. I don't understand all the reviews on here praising it. The bottle I had might as well have been pure vanilla extract. I've been wondering if I just had a bad bottle but your review makes me think not. I'm sorry I have more bottles.

  • Hamersly commented:

    11/22/14, 9:42 AM - I'm confident these weren't 3 bad bottles. I tasted once at a friend's house, once at a wine store tasting, and once at a Caymus dinner hosted by their Texas distributor. I'm normally a huge fan of the Caymus reds, in fact the 2001 Special Select is one of my all time favorites. Ironically, it is also a Parker 96.

  • oenophilemoose commented:

    11/26/14, 9:42 AM - I completely agree with your assessment of this wine. Experienced on two different occasions and two different locations, one bottle was poured by the vintner and came to the same conclusion. However, it appears we are in the minority.

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