Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4314 ratings
9.135 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
Roy Goble

Had low expectations but this was nice

Had low expectations but this was nice

Dec 17th, 2017
LM Segal

Even more of a beast than the last one in June but if you like the style it’s outstanding. You know I like the style...

Even more of a beast than the last one in June but if you like the style it’s outstanding. You know I like the style...

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2020
LM Segal

An excellent example steeped in pipe tobacco, pure licorice and black fruit. Benefitting from an hour decant this has miles to go. From magnum.

An excellent example steeped in pipe tobacco, pure licorice and black fruit. Benefitting from an hour decant this has miles to go. From magnum.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2020
Shawn R

I don’t drink a lot of this but it showed well with age. Needs a decant to wake it up.

I don’t drink a lot of this but it showed well with age. Needs a decant to wake it up.

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2020
LM Segal

Perhaps the most promising Caymus SS in a long time. Nose of pure cassis. Big and laden with liquorice, black fruit, dark oak, fine tannins that linger forever. This beast needs another 5+ years, but has cedar and cocoa notes that suggest this will get much better.

Perhaps the most promising Caymus SS in a long time. Nose of pure cassis. Big and laden with liquorice, black fruit, dark oak, fine tannins that linger forever. This beast needs another 5+ years, but has cedar and cocoa notes that suggest this will get much better.

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2018
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.9

Vanilla, sweet spices, and chocolate mingle with ripe fruit. Lacking enough acidity to completely balance that out.

Vanilla, sweet spices, and chocolate mingle with ripe fruit. Lacking enough acidity to completely balance that out.

May 16th, 2017
Stewart Cameron

Nice wine, can't complain about that. $$ not worth the price though.

Nice wine, can't complain about that. $$ not worth the price though.

Nov 30th, 2015
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.0

Fruity, medium oak showing some vanilla and cinnamon with satisfying finish.

Fruity, medium oak showing some vanilla and cinnamon with satisfying finish.

Nov 23rd, 2015
Andrew S

Ripe and ready. A crowd pleaser at the table.

Ripe and ready. A crowd pleaser at the table.

Oct 27th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Muscular monster of a Cab. Heady aromas of graphite, blueberries and blackberries. Tons of extracted dark fruit and chewy tannins. Rescinding my last statement; this was the best of the day.

Muscular monster of a Cab. Heady aromas of graphite, blueberries and blackberries. Tons of extracted dark fruit and chewy tannins. Rescinding my last statement; this was the best of the day.

Jun 13th, 2015