Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.343 ratings
9.26 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
Shay A
9.4

To celebrate our 2-yr wedding anniversary while in Alaska, we had 5-course dinner at one of the premier spots in the state, which just so happened to be at our resort (at the top of the mountain). A Wine Spectator recognized restaurant with an incredible wine list!

A bit of a "homer" wine for us, as it lined up with our normal taste profile. Ah, the Caymus of old! Though a fruit bomb compared to the french red before this, there is no jamminess/over extraction here. The fruit has mellowed out and merged with the spice, herbs, and secondary notes. Cranberry is the dominant fruit here currently, and this has probably 3-5 yrs before it starts its decline.

To celebrate our 2-yr wedding anniversary while in Alaska, we had 5-course dinner at one of the premier spots in the state, which just so happened to be at our resort (at the top of the mountain). A Wine Spectator recognized restaurant with an incredible wine list!

A bit of a "homer" wine for us, as it lined up with our normal taste profile. Ah, the Caymus of old! Though a fruit bomb compared to the french red before this, there is no jamminess/over extraction here. The fruit has mellowed out and merged with the spice, herbs, and secondary notes. Cranberry is the dominant fruit here currently, and this has probably 3-5 yrs before it starts its decline.

Jul 27th, 2017
Bill Bender

More camping wine. Special Select out of a UNC Tarheels tumbler. It hit the spot.

More camping wine. Special Select out of a UNC Tarheels tumbler. It hit the spot.

Jun 11th, 2014
Hugh O'Riordan

A very fine cab but not up to reputation or cost I’m sorry to say.

A very fine cab but not up to reputation or cost I’m sorry to say.

May 17th, 2020
Hugh O'Riordan

A delicious cab . I have a few more and will age . Needs to breathe . Dark, chewy, scrumptious, and well balanced. It’s the “good stuff.”

A delicious cab . I have a few more and will age . Needs to breathe . Dark, chewy, scrumptious, and well balanced. It’s the “good stuff.”

Jan 7th, 2020
Hugh O'Riordan

This 2003 is simply wonderful

This 2003 is simply wonderful

Aug 15th, 2019
Frans Vogels

2003, good but not great.
Still very much an explosion of flavors. Not refined very in your face. I though it would have been more subtle by now

2003, good but not great.
Still very much an explosion of flavors. Not refined very in your face. I though it would have been more subtle by now

Jul 29th, 2017
Jay Liddell

Only Over the Hill once!

Only Over the Hill once!

Sep 7th, 2016
Robert Weigel

Unbelievable.

Unbelievable.

Aug 28th, 2016
Cory Fosdyck

Phenom but outdone by Ric Forman '07

Phenom but outdone by Ric Forman '07

Jul 31st, 2016
Mark Mewissen

Perfect Napa cab, with lots going on for more aging. Delicious.

Perfect Napa cab, with lots going on for more aging. Delicious.

Oct 31st, 2015