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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2021 (Edit)
CT93.6 372 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 202

  • Jettoy1992 wrote: 93 points

    January 16, 2022 - Drinking great. Little more syrup than I remember tasting in previous vintages. 1 hr decant

  • Vailman Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 25, 2021 - Remains hedonistically fruit forward after 13 years but is now well balanced and drinking beautifully. Cherries, cassis and licorice. Lengthy finish and plenty of structure to last several more years. One hour decant.

  • Roentgen Ray Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 9, 2021 - Unbelievably dark in color, it looks like a syrah.
    Nice aromatics, dark fruit and some herb.
    In the mouth, it’s a black licorice bomb!
    The acidity comes through with some aeration, and the tannins cling on to the side of my tongue and cheeks.
    The finish goes on and and just lingers until the next taste. Love it!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mdb1982 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 17, 2021 - I enjoyed this one much more than the first bottle I had.

  • hoservin Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 4, 2021 - Decanted for one hour. Aromas of black cherry, currant, mocha, anise and baking spice. Ripe black and red fruit, anise, mocha, baking spice and griping tannins on the palate. Creamy, long, layered finish. Full bodied. Hedonistic style. Served with reverse seared ribeye steaks and bordelaise.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

    (Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By David Lawrason
    3/16/2011 (link)

    (Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Sara d'Amato
    3/13/2011 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    3/9/2011 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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 000006365714, 017224707110, 017224710103, 017224720102, 1941427377186

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,607 (60%)
  • Consumed 3,798 (40%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Lamb, Steak

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  122 votes

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