Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.35897 ratings
9.0284 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1975, Wagner’s produced their first Special Selection Cab, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's"Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage). Dark Ruby with rich, ripe berry fruit aromas, smoky oak and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with cacao, leather & earthy spice. Silky tannins, long well balanced finish ending with earthy mineral character. Wow!!! Easy drinking! Went well with USDA prime strip steak.

In 1975, Wagner’s produced their first Special Selection Cab, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's"Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage). Dark Ruby with rich, ripe berry fruit aromas, smoky oak and pepper spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with cacao, leather & earthy spice. Silky tannins, long well balanced finish ending with earthy mineral character. Wow!!! Easy drinking! Went well with USDA prime strip steak.

Mar 23rd, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Last taste was a sample at the winery. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate youthful flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum and currants with complex spice showing notes of cacao, cinnamon and rich vanilla oak. Graceful soft tannins, nice mouthfeel, great balance with acidity, long finish, ending with notes of oak, smoke and mineral notes. Nice! Had the 1 Liter bottle!

Last taste was a sample at the winery. Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate youthful flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum and currants with complex spice showing notes of cacao, cinnamon and rich vanilla oak. Graceful soft tannins, nice mouthfeel, great balance with acidity, long finish, ending with notes of oak, smoke and mineral notes. Nice! Had the 1 Liter bottle!

Aug 3rd, 2020
Paco Suro

Solid. Young. Bright. Full bodied.

Solid. Young. Bright. Full bodied.

Jun 25th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Quite delicious! Some 2004’s show fatigue and lack freshness and complexity, but this was open for business last night. Oak and ripeness has really melded well here, made for a rich and warm aged Napa Cab to accompany skirt steaks and taters w/ family and friends on a cool spring night.

Quite delicious! Some 2004’s show fatigue and lack freshness and complexity, but this was open for business last night. Oak and ripeness has really melded well here, made for a rich and warm aged Napa Cab to accompany skirt steaks and taters w/ family and friends on a cool spring night.

Mar 15th, 2020
"Odedi"

Celebrating 12,000 followers on Vivino, on this #FridayCabernetfix, with this gorgeous aged Napa Cabernet. And it's Valentine's Day, too.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish /brick rim.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Very aromatic nose.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, cooked blueberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, smoked ham, black pepper, light vinaigrette, beef jerky, leather and dark coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins (after 3 hours of airtime) and tangy raspberries.

What a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus. Showing great complexity with a soft, smooth and elegant mouthfeel.

This 16 year old is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime, when tannins and complexity come in, so have patience.

I loved the tangy ending and loved smelling on it for a long time.

Probably the oldest Caymus I have had so far, and I really like it at this stage. A good wine to drink and talk about.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$85 (current vintage).

Celebrating 12,000 followers on Vivino, on this #FridayCabernetfix, with this gorgeous aged Napa Cabernet. And it's Valentine's Day, too.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish /brick rim.

Full bodied, bold, smooth and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Very aromatic nose.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, blackcurrants, cooked blueberries, black plums, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, earth, smoked ham, black pepper, light vinaigrette, beef jerky, leather and dark coffee.

Long finish with fine grained tannins (after 3 hours of airtime) and tangy raspberries.

What a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus. Showing great complexity with a soft, smooth and elegant mouthfeel.

This 16 year old is good right out of the bottle, and better after 3 hours of airtime, when tannins and complexity come in, so have patience.

I loved the tangy ending and loved smelling on it for a long time.

Probably the oldest Caymus I have had so far, and I really like it at this stage. A good wine to drink and talk about.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

$85 (current vintage).

Feb 14th, 2020
Sharon B

Nice and smooth, paired well with filet

Nice and smooth, paired well with filet

Feb 12th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate youthful flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum and currants with complex spice showing notes of cacao, cinnamon and rich vanilla oak. Graceful soft tannins, nice mouthfeel, great balance with acidity, long finish, ending with notes of oak, smoke and mineral notes. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Dark Ruby with aromas of ripe berry fruit and floral spice. On the palate youthful flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum and currants with complex spice showing notes of cacao, cinnamon and rich vanilla oak. Graceful soft tannins, nice mouthfeel, great balance with acidity, long finish, ending with notes of oak, smoke and mineral notes. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Dec 11th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful cab. Long finish, layered fruit, smooth, and dense. Love it.

Beautiful cab. Long finish, layered fruit, smooth, and dense. Love it.

Nov 23rd, 2019
David L

Good bottle of wine.

Good bottle of wine.

Jun 14th, 2019
Juan Soler

Excellent survivor!!

Excellent survivor!!

Apr 4th, 2019