Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.34944 ratings
9.0260 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
Greg Gregory

Trivia time, not that most of you don’t already know this, but this is the vintage they didn’t make the SS and its by far IMHO the best Caymus Napa ever. Found this today at a little deli/liquor store here in Palm Springs. Surprise surprise still drinking beautifully.

Trivia time, not that most of you don’t already know this, but this is the vintage they didn’t make the SS and its by far IMHO the best Caymus Napa ever. Found this today at a little deli/liquor store here in Palm Springs. Surprise surprise still drinking beautifully.

Jan 6th, 2018
Roy Goble

Went through the whole Wagner Family tasting and was impressed with the consistent quality across so many brands.

Went through the whole Wagner Family tasting and was impressed with the consistent quality across so many brands.

Dec 4th, 2017
Brian Szluk

Stewed blueberry and blackberry, plum, chocolate covered black cherry, fig Newton, cedar, vanilla, black pepper, molasses

Stewed blueberry and blackberry, plum, chocolate covered black cherry, fig Newton, cedar, vanilla, black pepper, molasses

Nov 23rd, 2017
Chris Harvey

Sweet sassy molassy. Good god.

Sweet sassy molassy. Good god.

Oct 15th, 2017
jonathan Hamcock

When i drank this delightful wine i saw zeus himself come before me and asked me for this wine. If this wine was a one of my 12 super models she would be kristy (the kinky one ;)). 8/7.325 would use as anal plug.

When i drank this delightful wine i saw zeus himself come before me and asked me for this wine. If this wine was a one of my 12 super models she would be kristy (the kinky one ;)). 8/7.325 would use as anal plug.

18 people found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

9.6

Now, this is when to start drinking Caymus. Hold on to those new releases! 8-10 is when they start being fine wines

Now, this is when to start drinking Caymus. Hold on to those new releases! 8-10 is when they start being fine wines

16 people found it helpfulApr 21st, 2014
Christanna Honer

Extracted enough to look like a dark inky Malbec, nose is hot and like a big glass of undiluted cassis. This has gotta be at least 15% Petite Sirah--the palate is just a chocolate jam bomb; actually reminds me specifically of those shark fruit snacks which were my favorite in my lunch box growing up. Nostalgia aside, not what I want in my Cabernet. This is awful, at any price point, much less the HIGHER price they have the '13 at. Maybe they should blend some Meiomi in for complexity.

Extracted enough to look like a dark inky Malbec, nose is hot and like a big glass of undiluted cassis. This has gotta be at least 15% Petite Sirah--the palate is just a chocolate jam bomb; actually reminds me specifically of those shark fruit snacks which were my favorite in my lunch box growing up. Nostalgia aside, not what I want in my Cabernet. This is awful, at any price point, much less the HIGHER price they have the '13 at. Maybe they should blend some Meiomi in for complexity.

8 people found it helpfulJul 9th, 2015
Graham Tatomer

Owner/Winemaker Tatomer Wines

9.7

Wow, it's epic. You had to be here really. An amazing bottle.

Wow, it's epic. You had to be here really. An amazing bottle.

8 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2013
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Jumped the gun tonight, just bought my 1st bottle YUP of Caymus 2014 Napa Cab Sauv! Why had to try it. See my picture above, we decanted it to a Water Pitcher for maximum breathing. Waited 30 minutes and gave the sniff test. Nose of jammy black fruits. Trying my first sip, still a little hot. Waited an tried again, sweet vanilla oak on palate, good acid on tongue (yep), starting to open. Nicely balanced with soft tannin structure, rich fruit. Needs a good 2-3 hours next time! I give this a solid 95! Why? It reminds me of the 2012. The 2013 needed 6 hours and was still tight. 2012 vs 2014 very close in all the above statements. Bravo. Paid 64.98 plus tax at WineWorks in Marlton NJ Tonight. Yes I know I had to experience this with family right away. CB 95.. Let me know your thoughts. PS: needs to be served at 55-60 degrees in temperature. Really Good!!

Jumped the gun tonight, just bought my 1st bottle YUP of Caymus 2014 Napa Cab Sauv! Why had to try it. See my picture above, we decanted it to a Water Pitcher for maximum breathing. Waited 30 minutes and gave the sniff test. Nose of jammy black fruits. Trying my first sip, still a little hot. Waited an tried again, sweet vanilla oak on palate, good acid on tongue (yep), starting to open. Nicely balanced with soft tannin structure, rich fruit. Needs a good 2-3 hours next time! I give this a solid 95! Why? It reminds me of the 2012. The 2013 needed 6 hours and was still tight. 2012 vs 2014 very close in all the above statements. Bravo. Paid 64.98 plus tax at WineWorks in Marlton NJ Tonight. Yes I know I had to experience this with family right away. CB 95.. Let me know your thoughts. PS: needs to be served at 55-60 degrees in temperature. Really Good!!

5 people found it helpfulJun 11th, 2016
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.4

Last night's nightcap. Homage to all you 1982 babies. #Napawinning

Last night's nightcap. Homage to all you 1982 babies. #Napawinning

5 people found it helpfulMar 7th, 2014