Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.467 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
LM Segal

An excellent Caymus SS, though not the best, as persistent bitter tannins take a small toll. Espresso roast and dark red fruit, miles and miles to go.

An excellent Caymus SS, though not the best, as persistent bitter tannins take a small toll. Espresso roast and dark red fruit, miles and miles to go.

May 11th, 2019
Chris Zitzman

Was professionally stored & in excellent condition. Beautiful from nose to finish.

Was professionally stored & in excellent condition. Beautiful from nose to finish.

Mar 4th, 2016
Greg Gregory

On its last legs. Drink up. Got better with airtime but still not nearly the wine it once was.

On its last legs. Drink up. Got better with airtime but still not nearly the wine it once was.

May 19th, 2015
Molly Rydzel

If you were planning on coming to cbuzz tonight for our '97 Caymus reserve, we regret to inform you we re all out #sorrynotsorry #calicab #caymus

If you were planning on coming to cbuzz tonight for our '97 Caymus reserve, we regret to inform you we re all out #sorrynotsorry #calicab #caymus

Aug 6th, 2014
Keith Browning

One of the crowd gave it an 11

One of the crowd gave it an 11

Sep 10th, 2018
Steven Comfort

As much as I hoped that this classic-year, classic-producer bottling would hold up to 22 years of cellaring - it didn’t.
It was still wine, but on the flat side of the spectrum and losing its balance,

As much as I hoped that this classic-year, classic-producer bottling would hold up to 22 years of cellaring - it didn’t.
It was still wine, but on the flat side of the spectrum and losing its balance,

Aug 12th, 2018
Laith A

Still holding up nicely even at 20 years old!!!

Still holding up nicely even at 20 years old!!!

Oct 8th, 2017
Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Rating on the way!

Rating on the way!

Oct 8th, 2017
Andrew Smith

Have to admit, 1997 was a pretty good year for California. This was the second bottle I've enjoyed; however, the first in 10 years. Wagner did a nice job as always with his special selection. Very fruit forward, rich Cabernet that has withstood the test of time. I was suppose to enjoy this 5 years ago but i waited.

Have to admit, 1997 was a pretty good year for California. This was the second bottle I've enjoyed; however, the first in 10 years. Wagner did a nice job as always with his special selection. Very fruit forward, rich Cabernet that has withstood the test of time. I was suppose to enjoy this 5 years ago but i waited.

Jan 30th, 2017
Andrew Davidoff

This one was a bit closed off at first but after an hour of air - the craftsmanship of the winemaker became very evident. Softer and silkier than the last time we opened one several years ago. This seems about as good as the 97 is going to get. Drink now.

This one was a bit closed off at first but after an hour of air - the craftsmanship of the winemaker became very evident. Softer and silkier than the last time we opened one several years ago. This seems about as good as the 97 is going to get. Drink now.

Jan 11th, 2017