Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.42269 ratings
9.1266 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

The cruise continues! Night eight aboard the Allure of the Seas and 50% off all wines. Opus was way too young so we grabbed this.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of blue and black berries, cinnamon, vanilla, silky spices and cola. Love the explosion that just hammered my senses. Heavy and rounded tannins (7/10) with a medium plus to full body. Rich and voluptuous, literally fruit bomb with blue and black fruits and an undertone of silky dark spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

The cruise continues! Night eight aboard the Allure of the Seas and 50% off all wines. Opus was way too young so we grabbed this.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of blue and black berries, cinnamon, vanilla, silky spices and cola. Love the explosion that just hammered my senses. Heavy and rounded tannins (7/10) with a medium plus to full body. Rich and voluptuous, literally fruit bomb with blue and black fruits and an undertone of silky dark spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Sep 11th, 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
Thomas Hughes

I was disappointed with my last Caymus Special Selection vintage, but this beauty brought me back to a bottle that won Wine Spectator's #1 Wine of the Year ... Twice!! Incredible fruit and balance. This can be cellared and enjoyed for years to come. Cheers!!

I was disappointed with my last Caymus Special Selection vintage, but this beauty brought me back to a bottle that won Wine Spectator's #1 Wine of the Year ... Twice!! Incredible fruit and balance. This can be cellared and enjoyed for years to come. Cheers!!

10 people found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Ray Denis

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

5 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2015