Caymus Vineyards

Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4131 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Henrik Poulsen

While (to my palate) not really varietal correct and certainly not my preferred style of Napa Cab this is however a solid and flawless wine that will have plenty of fans.

While (to my palate) not really varietal correct and certainly not my preferred style of Napa Cab this is however a solid and flawless wine that will have plenty of fans.

Aug 26th, 2018
Thomas Brenner

Blackberry juice w wood. My wood. Took the county negotiator only 45 minutes to get me this wine. It literally saved lives that day. This wine is a hero. So is the county negotiator.

Blackberry juice w wood. My wood. Took the county negotiator only 45 minutes to get me this wine. It literally saved lives that day. This wine is a hero. So is the county negotiator.

Apr 8th, 2018
Michael "Bucky" Buckelew

Sommelier Ristorante del Lago at The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

8.0

Boo

Boo

Oct 10th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Final night of the cruise.....night ten coming to a close so we decided to go with another Special Selection.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red, completely coats the glass. Plump and rich aromas on the nose with blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberries and even some purple flowers. Rounded and integrated heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Love the blue and black fruits on the palate of this wine. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Final night of the cruise.....night ten coming to a close so we decided to go with another Special Selection.

Deep and dark purplish ruby red, completely coats the glass. Plump and rich aromas on the nose with blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon, blackberries and even some purple flowers. Rounded and integrated heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus to full bodied. Love the blue and black fruits on the palate of this wine. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

Sep 13th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Always consistent and tasty. Dark berries, brown spices and a hint of anise. Spectacular!!

Always consistent and tasty. Dark berries, brown spices and a hint of anise. Spectacular!!

Jul 16th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Buy one get a glass free at Vintages. Purplish ruby red. Rich nose with lots of licorice, vanilla, blueberries, cinnamon, touch of smoke and a bit of gravel. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Rich and plush palate with layers of blueberries, black fruits, dark cocoa, and cinnamon. Long finish. Drink till 2032.

Buy one get a glass free at Vintages. Purplish ruby red. Rich nose with lots of licorice, vanilla, blueberries, cinnamon, touch of smoke and a bit of gravel. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Rich and plush palate with layers of blueberries, black fruits, dark cocoa, and cinnamon. Long finish. Drink till 2032.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

The cruise continues! Night eight aboard the Allure of the Seas and 50% off all wines. Opus was way too young so we grabbed this.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of blue and black berries, cinnamon, vanilla, silky spices and cola. Love the explosion that just hammered my senses. Heavy and rounded tannins (7/10) with a medium plus to full body. Rich and voluptuous, literally fruit bomb with blue and black fruits and an undertone of silky dark spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

The cruise continues! Night eight aboard the Allure of the Seas and 50% off all wines. Opus was way too young so we grabbed this.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered nose with notes of blue and black berries, cinnamon, vanilla, silky spices and cola. Love the explosion that just hammered my senses. Heavy and rounded tannins (7/10) with a medium plus to full body. Rich and voluptuous, literally fruit bomb with blue and black fruits and an undertone of silky dark spices. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2032.

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

One the nose, ruby, ripe wild dark berries, black plum, black tea, dark, rich, moist, soil, baking spices, dark chocolate and fresh & dry dark florals. The mouthfeel is big and lush (Parker wine). The tannins are round and beautiful. Wild blackberries, black plum, plum, dark liqueured cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, mocha powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, dark rich black soils, stones, soft leather, dry stems, crushed dry rocks and a touch of black licorice. Finishes nice young. Big lush fruits, 50-50 fruit and earth. Acidity is nice and round. Nice wine for those that love big fruity wines. But personally, I miss the pre 2012 style of Caymus wines. Photo tour of the Special Selection vineyard, private tasting room, the front entrance and of course...Owner/Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

One the nose, ruby, ripe wild dark berries, black plum, black tea, dark, rich, moist, soil, baking spices, dark chocolate and fresh & dry dark florals. The mouthfeel is big and lush (Parker wine). The tannins are round and beautiful. Wild blackberries, black plum, plum, dark liqueured cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, mocha powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, dark rich black soils, stones, soft leather, dry stems, crushed dry rocks and a touch of black licorice. Finishes nice young. Big lush fruits, 50-50 fruit and earth. Acidity is nice and round. Nice wine for those that love big fruity wines. But personally, I miss the pre 2012 style of Caymus wines. Photo tour of the Special Selection vineyard, private tasting room, the front entrance and of course...Owner/Winemaker Chuck Wagner.

Jun 30th, 2017
Patti Petree

On Azamara

On Azamara

Aug 15th, 2019
Andrew Cullimore

Opaque core , quite fine pink rim. Really stains the glass , very large legs . Rich blackberry , cassis, chocolate , violets. On the palate rich and quite sweet blackberry fruit , chocolate tinged , cassis liqueur , long on the finish however and surprisingly hiding most of that alarming 15.2 % alcohol. Reasonable acidity and suave fine tannins , long finish . Should age pretty well but already shows well with a bit of air. Will improve over the next 10 -15 years or so I suppose. The following day showing more liquorice , pretty sweet blackberry liqueur. It is pretty big and rich , no subtlety , but it is well made and successful for the style in which it is made. Harmony of the Seas , main dining level 4 , somewhere off the Cuban coast.

Opaque core , quite fine pink rim. Really stains the glass , very large legs . Rich blackberry , cassis, chocolate , violets. On the palate rich and quite sweet blackberry fruit , chocolate tinged , cassis liqueur , long on the finish however and surprisingly hiding most of that alarming 15.2 % alcohol. Reasonable acidity and suave fine tannins , long finish . Should age pretty well but already shows well with a bit of air. Will improve over the next 10 -15 years or so I suppose. The following day showing more liquorice , pretty sweet blackberry liqueur. It is pretty big and rich , no subtlety , but it is well made and successful for the style in which it is made. Harmony of the Seas , main dining level 4 , somewhere off the Cuban coast.

Jun 19th, 2019