Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.438 ratings
9.38 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
Bill Bender

SS in the sweet spot. This is an effortless beauty. Balance. Prowess. Silk.

SS in the sweet spot. This is an effortless beauty. Balance. Prowess. Silk.

Aug 12th, 2017
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Tasting this after it's been open for 6+ hours and decanted. Just a slight hint of oxidation beginning to appear, but very slight. The balance is formidable the tannins have subsided expressing the full richness of the wine. Hints of cocoa, black pepper and black berry fruits. Throwing some sediment. A nice meniscus starting to form with just the lightest of brick hues. A long lingering finish. I have to bump this up to a 9.5. Great Napa Cab Sauv! Don't know or care what Parker rated it at and I'm not a big Cali Cab fan, but this sure is a great wine.

Tasting this after it's been open for 6+ hours and decanted. Just a slight hint of oxidation beginning to appear, but very slight. The balance is formidable the tannins have subsided expressing the full richness of the wine. Hints of cocoa, black pepper and black berry fruits. Throwing some sediment. A nice meniscus starting to form with just the lightest of brick hues. A long lingering finish. I have to bump this up to a 9.5. Great Napa Cab Sauv! Don't know or care what Parker rated it at and I'm not a big Cali Cab fan, but this sure is a great wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Rob B
9.5

Top 3

Top 3

Mar 12th, 2017
Darren Guillaume

WOW!

Jul 21st, 2015
Tom Garland

Early valentine's dinner (oysters are done)... now reverse seared rib cap steaks.

1 hour decant (decent chunky sediment). A grand dark burnt crimson color with decent bricking. On the nose: Bingo!!! That delicate aged sweet perfumed cab nose burst from the glass with dark berries, creme brulee, mint, sweet tobacco, stewed meat. Taste: velvety smooth, full body wine with earth, dark berries, sandlewood, cocoa and a spiced cassis medium plus finish. Holding up great, but don't wait to try!! Its what you want in an aged Napa cab.

Early valentine's dinner (oysters are done)... now reverse seared rib cap steaks.

1 hour decant (decent chunky sediment). A grand dark burnt crimson color with decent bricking. On the nose: Bingo!!! That delicate aged sweet perfumed cab nose burst from the glass with dark berries, creme brulee, mint, sweet tobacco, stewed meat. Taste: velvety smooth, full body wine with earth, dark berries, sandlewood, cocoa and a spiced cassis medium plus finish. Holding up great, but don't wait to try!! Its what you want in an aged Napa cab.

Feb 14th, 2021
Tony Bartos

Anniversary dinner. More fruit than I was expecting for a 14 year old. Decanted only an hour. Ripe but structured. Smoothed out with time. Nice but not overly refined. It's a big boy for its age and the finish was quite long.

Anniversary dinner. More fruit than I was expecting for a 14 year old. Decanted only an hour. Ripe but structured. Smoothed out with time. Nice but not overly refined. It's a big boy for its age and the finish was quite long.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Monica O

Surprisingly youthful! Happy Mother's Day!🍷

Surprisingly youthful! Happy Mother's Day!🍷

May 9th, 2016
Kaden Goodwin

Grandmother opened this bottle and almost started cooking it. Nonetheless it was really good

Grandmother opened this bottle and almost started cooking it. Nonetheless it was really good

Sep 8th, 2015
Uncle Bill, FWS, IWP

This 2002 was rich, balanced and wonderful. Worthy of Caymus' reputation.

This 2002 was rich, balanced and wonderful. Worthy of Caymus' reputation.

Jul 21st, 2015
Pat Lomelo

Drinking well with a nice cedar currant finish

Drinking well with a nice cedar currant finish

Jul 18th, 2015