Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3108 ratings
9.213 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Hermes Cuello

Unfortunately it was at the end of its life, it was opened couple days back

Unfortunately it was at the end of its life, it was opened couple days back

Apr 14th, 2019
Joel Holland

Very nice nose of deep, dark fruit--plum, prune, blackberry. Taste is amazingly smooth. No pepper or spice, but a nice thick taste of black cherry and prune, with a long lasting aftertaste of caramel toffee. A very nice wine, but wish it had a little more spice.

Very nice nose of deep, dark fruit--plum, prune, blackberry. Taste is amazingly smooth. No pepper or spice, but a nice thick taste of black cherry and prune, with a long lasting aftertaste of caramel toffee. A very nice wine, but wish it had a little more spice.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, raisins, violets, burnt ambers, cinnamon and vanilla leap out of the glass on the nose. The tannins are nicely resolved. Cooked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, rhubarb with a little figs, date & prune quality. Then, comes dark fruit preserves with a slight liqueur character, black raspberry cola, cinnamon, vanilla, strong anise all over the mid palate, clove, milk chocolate, roasted meat, coffee grounds, suede type leather, scorched rich black earth, burnt ambers, underbrush, toast, violets, nice acidity and a full, rich, finish that goes on and on. The structure is good as is the balance, tension and length. If you own the 06, it's nice tonight but perfect in another 5 years or so. The 06 vintage is a wine that was still made in the original Caymus style. Since around 2012, they're more syrupy sweet than I prefer.

Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, raisins, violets, burnt ambers, cinnamon and vanilla leap out of the glass on the nose. The tannins are nicely resolved. Cooked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, rhubarb with a little figs, date & prune quality. Then, comes dark fruit preserves with a slight liqueur character, black raspberry cola, cinnamon, vanilla, strong anise all over the mid palate, clove, milk chocolate, roasted meat, coffee grounds, suede type leather, scorched rich black earth, burnt ambers, underbrush, toast, violets, nice acidity and a full, rich, finish that goes on and on. The structure is good as is the balance, tension and length. If you own the 06, it's nice tonight but perfect in another 5 years or so. The 06 vintage is a wine that was still made in the original Caymus style. Since around 2012, they're more syrupy sweet than I prefer.

Dec 17th, 2016
David L

06' Caymus Special Select. It needed a short decanting, surprisingly. A full bodied and elegant wine . No denying this has tons of fruit .Very little acidity, some nice (sweet) oak. A rather long & lingering finish. Really good. I unexpectedly enjoyed this wine. Many more great years in front of it. Cheers everyone!

06' Caymus Special Select. It needed a short decanting, surprisingly. A full bodied and elegant wine . No denying this has tons of fruit .Very little acidity, some nice (sweet) oak. A rather long & lingering finish. Really good. I unexpectedly enjoyed this wine. Many more great years in front of it. Cheers everyone!

Sep 4th, 2016
Craig Sedmak

Not as #special as I was hoping for... lacks nuances - maybe the next bottle will thrill me more #caymusspecialselection #napacabernet

Not as #special as I was hoping for... lacks nuances - maybe the next bottle will thrill me more #caymusspecialselection #napacabernet

Mar 18th, 2016
Bryan Maxson

Not stored well showed tired

Not stored well showed tired

Dec 25th, 2015
Michael Smith

Jammy and certainly high in alcohol (labeled 15.4), but strangely satisfying.

Jammy and certainly high in alcohol (labeled 15.4), but strangely satisfying.

Mar 1st, 2015
Steve Bachmann

Very good as one would expect.

Very good as one would expect.

Dec 20th, 2014
Alyssa Rapp

CEO/Founder Bottlenotes

9.7

Such a phenomenal cab. Only wine that would measure up to barrel samples tastes @premierenapavalley by @napavalleyvinters @bottlenotes

Such a phenomenal cab. Only wine that would measure up to barrel samples tastes @premierenapavalley by @napavalleyvinters @bottlenotes

Feb 23rd, 2014
Eric Crane

Silky and velvety. Blood red. Black cherries, espresso, chocolate. Amazing. Best of the best

Silky and velvety. Blood red. Black cherries, espresso, chocolate. Amazing. Best of the best

Jan 1st, 2013