Community Tasting Notes (630) Avg Score: 92.3 points

  • Very easy and nice bottle of Faunus from a great vintage! Lots of dark ink with moderate layers and depth. Some dust and volcanic ash. Medium finish.

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  • Encore une fois, déception.
    Boisé et assez extrait.
    Fruits noirs et tannins serrés avec un arrière-gout
    de sirop contre la toux!
    Pas dans ma palette depuis
    quelques années cette cuvée!

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  • Pleasant wine. Has somewhat of a taste of "over-extraction" and some "medicinal" flavors. Almost an undercurrent of cough syrup. Very drinkable if you like this style. Old prunes, cough syrup, medicinal. 90 pts.

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  • For steak dessert, 2007 Caymus Classic. Chuck, why oh why, did you change the original styling of this wine?

    I ran out of my cellared Caymus Classic. Classic is pre 2012 vintage. In 2012, it was changed to a highly marketable consumer friendly wine syrup that drink well early for some. I can’t palate it.

    I recently went to the secondary market and found some beautifully stored 2007. Missed it.

    The nose reveals, stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, full scorched earth, grey clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce, eucalyptus with withering; dark, red, purple flowers.

    The mouthfeel is glorious with balance & length. Ripe fruits of; stewed & candied; blackberries, black raspberries, both plums, black cherries, poached strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, blueberries hovering over all the rest, scorched earth, dark spice with subtle yet punctuating heat, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon & vanillin, dry crushed, limestone rocks, grey, mud clay, potpourri, dark under stated ambers, dark, moist forrest floor, oak char, expresso, black licorice, dry sage, notes of Worcestershire sauce hues, eucalyptus/mint with withering; dark, red, purple flowers. The acidity is a rushing, spring mountain river. The length, balance fruit & earth, elegance, polish would captivate most any discerning palate.

    Chuck, I think you should make both Caymus Syrup & Caymus Classic again.

    She is at the tail end of her precipice.

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  • I received this as a gift. Much better than expected.

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  • By David Lawrason
    9/29/2010, (See more on WineAlign...)

    (Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley red) Login and sign up and see review text.
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    9/23/2010, (See more on WineAlign...)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    2007 Napa Valley Tasting, Episode #749, 10/6/2009, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 93+ points

    (Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-like a delicious strawberry and grape Blow Pop; very candied, but not fake; aromatically delicious; has a cinnamon and crème component (dessert like); cotton candy; spectacular nose; PALATE-this is extremely strong; extremely well made; great tannins; interesting minty eucalyptus component; black cherry; great structure; will easily last 8-15 years, but is drinking really well now; SV-94; GV-93+

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