• Magnolian Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 31, 2021 - New Year's Eve Reds (Magnolia): Decanted 45+ minutes, two runs through a Vinturi. Dark ruby with no signs of bricking. Nose somewhat restrained but opened up in the glass to show sweet oak and caramel. Deliciously round and integrated fruit on the midpalate, featuring cassis, strawberries and blackberries. A touch more extracted than the other wines. Complex and polished finish with fine-grained tannins. Entering its prime with 8-10 years of enjoyment left.

  • gth865a Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 6, 2021 - Big, rich, velvety and smooth. Noted a bit more pruniness than I would have expected (may have just been our bottle) but this was absolutely delightful to drink!

  • Lantanawine Likes this wine: 98 points

    June 18, 2021 - 1 of 6 from original 2010 purchase. Temp controlled for last 11 years. Beautiful. Very smooth. Still plenty of structure to keep cellaring. But seems to be at perfect drinking stage. Big and plenty of depth.

  • Eantnay Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 4, 2021 - A joy to drink and the perfect pairing for Easter dinner with grilled Colorado rib lamb chops. Rich and aromatic, like velvet on the tongue, with tannin smooth as silk. Drinking beautifully now and I don't see much room for improvement with further ageing. Decanted for about 3 hours, which was not really necessary, since the aromas were leaping out of the decanter as I was pouring. Plenty of sediment in the bottle, but most, if not all of it remained stuck to the bottle during the decanting process.

    I previously had he opportunity to taste the regular bottling of Caymus Cab and the Special Selection Cab side by side and the difference was like night & day.

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  • AAJR Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 31, 2021 - Typical Caymus SS

  • PJT Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 11, 2021 - Thieved a glass with Coravin. Thick, dark, sweet fruit, nice structure, sweet tannins. I really enjoyed now but would give another 2-3 years for tannins to soften further.

  • phynes wrote: 93 points

    January 8, 2021 - On the one hand this wine confirmed why I prefer Bordeaux to Napa but at the same time I very much enjoyed it. It is hot, opulent, powerful and syrupy with notes of plum, mocha and chocolate. I believe it lacks structure and complexity compared to the finest wines of France and Italy but it offers a mouthful of unadulterated pleasure and thus deserves a decent score. I recall Chuck Wagner suggesting that this wine is typically at its best after 5–7 years but I would be curious as to what this would be like in 10 years time.

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  • jschnabel wrote: 93 points

    January 1, 2021 - This wine is a power cab that, if decanted for at least 2 hours shows polish and two gears on the pallete. Garnet in color the initial taste notes are dark fruit and cassis then yields to a delightful mocha ending. The mouth feel is medium and I would say that it’ll drink well over the next five years.

  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: 90 points

    November 27, 2020 - Initially very un Caymus like with a Syrah like savory meat element. After about an hour decanting the candied elements began to emerge. Thick and syrupy but nothing like the over extracted style that started to emerge after 2012. Nonetheless it’s tasty but the style has not aged well.

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 31, 2020 - Decanted two hours. Robust, intense dark fruit, tobacco, leather, anise, strong but accessible tannins. This is one of the better vintages of this overpriced but delicious Cabernet, showing well now and for the next few years.

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