Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4196 ratings
9.219 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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Night nine on the cruise and back to Chops Grille tonight. Asked for the Special Selection and was surprised to see it was a 2013 and not a 2014 like last night, always happy to try new vintages!

Dark purplish ruby red. Dark and thick nose with notes of dark cocoa, spices and cassis. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and fuller bodied than the 2014. Not as big of a 'fruit bomb' or as blue as the 2014 but more complex with layers of dark berries, black cherries, spices, oak and sweet spices. Needs a bit more time to reach its full potential. Long finish too. Drink till 2030.

Night nine on the cruise and back to Chops Grille tonight. Asked for the Special Selection and was surprised to see it was a 2013 and not a 2014 like last night, always happy to try new vintages!

Dark purplish ruby red. Dark and thick nose with notes of dark cocoa, spices and cassis. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and fuller bodied than the 2014. Not as big of a 'fruit bomb' or as blue as the 2014 but more complex with layers of dark berries, black cherries, spices, oak and sweet spices. Needs a bit more time to reach its full potential. Long finish too. Drink till 2030.

Sep 12th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Price-aggressive.

Price-aggressive.

Sep 9th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Imagine a baked black and blueberry pie with the appropriate spices.

Imagine a baked black and blueberry pie with the appropriate spices.

2 people found it helpfulNov 12th, 2016
Edmond Bordelon

Oh yes! The big boy from Caymus! While I have mixed feelings on the Special Select blends since 2010, this one is going to be great! While 2012 was the best regular Caymus ever, the Special Select was not so much so. This 2013 makes up for that. The quintessential Caymus color, velvet across the tongue, and the Rutherford dust tanin and finish.

Oh yes! The big boy from Caymus! While I have mixed feelings on the Special Select blends since 2010, this one is going to be great! While 2012 was the best regular Caymus ever, the Special Select was not so much so. This 2013 makes up for that. The quintessential Caymus color, velvet across the tongue, and the Rutherford dust tanin and finish.

1 person found it helpfulNov 10th, 2016
Edmond Bordelon

While it is a great bottle of wine, the 2013 does not compare to the 2012. Bold fruit, tampered down by some proper tannins. And then there is that wonderful velvety Rutherford dust on the long finish.

While it is a great bottle of wine, the 2013 does not compare to the 2012. Bold fruit, tampered down by some proper tannins. And then there is that wonderful velvety Rutherford dust on the long finish.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Blackberry, licorice with a hint of tobacco leaf - awesome with grilled lamb.

Blackberry, licorice with a hint of tobacco leaf - awesome with grilled lamb.

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2016
Thomas Darling

Incredible

Incredible

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2016
Erin Riecker

Incredibly smooth.

Incredibly smooth.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2016
Ankur Patel

Sumptuous, luscious, velvety, phenomenal!

Sumptuous, luscious, velvety, phenomenal!

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2016
James Senior

Rich, deep and sumptuous.

Rich, deep and sumptuous.

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2016