Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4303 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

Oct 15th, 2017
Ray Denis

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

5 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2015
Christine Havens

The 2012 Caymus Special Selection made for long-term cellaring, this wine is pure hedonism. Concentrated, tooth-staining, utterly seductive layers of blackberry compote and plum, satiny crรจme de cassis, cedar and woodsmoke are woven together by fine, grippy tannins. There is a lot of power and finesse here, and it ends with a dusting of cocoa powder and the promise of many years to come.

The 2012 Caymus Special Selection made for long-term cellaring, this wine is pure hedonism. Concentrated, tooth-staining, utterly seductive layers of blackberry compote and plum, satiny crรจme de cassis, cedar and woodsmoke are woven together by fine, grippy tannins. There is a lot of power and finesse here, and it ends with a dusting of cocoa powder and the promise of many years to come.

3 people found it helpfulAug 25th, 2015
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Dark purplish red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Big on the palate with tons of blackberries, sweet spices, pencil shavings and black currants. A little anise too. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

Dark purplish red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Big on the palate with tons of blackberries, sweet spices, pencil shavings and black currants. A little anise too. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2017
Cynthia Garcia

Ripe, dark berries with vanilla on the nose. Blueberries and blackberries wrestle in a sea of thick love with a metallic sparkle on the finish.

Ripe, dark berries with vanilla on the nose. Blueberries and blackberries wrestle in a sea of thick love with a metallic sparkle on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2016
Rosie Johnson

This is the 2012 Caymus Special Select. Yummy. Beautiful purple color, full body clings to the glass when you swirl it and tastes great. Before 20 min decant it has a slight tannin taste in the tip of the tongue but after 30 min it's just as good as the 2010. Super nice. Bought 1/2 case

This is the 2012 Caymus Special Select. Yummy. Beautiful purple color, full body clings to the glass when you swirl it and tastes great. Before 20 min decant it has a slight tannin taste in the tip of the tongue but after 30 min it's just as good as the 2010. Super nice. Bought 1/2 case

1 person found it helpfulApr 24th, 2015
Kevin Ortzman

This may be the perfect Christmas wine. Dark ripe fruit with brown spice - a true potpourri of aromas and flavors with a velvety Holiday finish. Spectacular!! Well done Chuck!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

This may be the perfect Christmas wine. Dark ripe fruit with brown spice - a true potpourri of aromas and flavors with a velvety Holiday finish. Spectacular!! Well done Chuck!!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Dec 26th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Strawberry, red cherry, red berries, cassis, kirsch, black licorice, and mint. M- acid, m tannin, m+ finish and complexity. Black cherry, chocolate, coffee, and minerality.

Strawberry, red cherry, red berries, cassis, kirsch, black licorice, and mint. M- acid, m tannin, m+ finish and complexity. Black cherry, chocolate, coffee, and minerality.

Feb 24th, 2016
Eric Urbani

I love my candy - what can I say

I love my candy - what can I say

Feb 3rd, 2016
Matt Duncan

A bit angular in its youth. Probably too warm when I had it....

A bit angular in its youth. Probably too warm when I had it....

Jan 28th, 2016