Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.42387 ratings
9.1271 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Thomas Brenner

Blackberry juice w wood. My wood. Took the county negotiator only 45 minutes to get me this wine. It literally saved lives that day. This wine is a hero. So is the county negotiator.

Blackberry juice w wood. My wood. Took the county negotiator only 45 minutes to get me this wine. It literally saved lives that day. This wine is a hero. So is the county negotiator.

Apr 8th, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Napa Valley history at it’s best! Holding up well.

Napa Valley history at it’s best! Holding up well.

Feb 5th, 2018
WineMascot

1989, hint leather and dried cranberry. 13% they sure don't make em like that anymore

1989, hint leather and dried cranberry. 13% they sure don't make em like that anymore

Jan 22nd, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

Oct 15th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Thick and layered nose of blueberries, vanilla and spices. Medium plus to heavy tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Similar notes on the palate with vanilla and dark berries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Thick and layered nose of blueberries, vanilla and spices. Medium plus to heavy tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Similar notes on the palate with vanilla and dark berries. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Final night of the cruise.....night ten coming to a close so we decided to go with another Special Selection.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red, completely coats the glass. Plump and rich aromas on the nose with blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberries and even some purple flowers. Rounded and integrated heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Love the blue and black fruits on the palate of this wine. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Final night of the cruise.....night ten coming to a close so we decided to go with another Special Selection.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red, completely coats the glass. Plump and rich aromas on the nose with blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberries and even some purple flowers. Rounded and integrated heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Love the blue and black fruits on the palate of this wine. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Sep 13th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Night nine on the cruise and back to Chops Grille tonight. Asked for the Special Selection and was surprised to see it was a 2013 and not a 2014 like last night, always happy to try new vintages!

Dark purplish ruby red. Dark and thick nose with notes of dark cocoa, spices and cassis. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and fuller bodied than the 2014. Not as big of a 'fruit bomb' or as blue as the 2014 but more complex with layers of dark berries, black cherries, spices, oak and sweet spices. Needs a bit more time to reach its full potential. Long finish too. Drink till 2030.

Night nine on the cruise and back to Chops Grille tonight. Asked for the Special Selection and was surprised to see it was a 2013 and not a 2014 like last night, always happy to try new vintages!

Dark purplish ruby red. Dark and thick nose with notes of dark cocoa, spices and cassis. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and fuller bodied than the 2014. Not as big of a 'fruit bomb' or as blue as the 2014 but more complex with layers of dark berries, black cherries, spices, oak and sweet spices. Needs a bit more time to reach its full potential. Long finish too. Drink till 2030.

Sep 12th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Price-aggressive.

Price-aggressive.

Sep 9th, 2017
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.0

Still has it's fruit; but with the oak still dominating

Still has it's fruit; but with the oak still dominating

Jul 22nd, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Always consistent and tasty. Dark berries, brown spices and a hint of anise. Spectacular!!

Always consistent and tasty. Dark berries, brown spices and a hint of anise. Spectacular!!

Jul 16th, 2017