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Caymus, Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003

Your Price: $195.00

Producer: Caymus
Optimum drinking: 2019-2025
Rating: 96 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Winemaker: Chuck Wagner
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a 'Napa Valley' and the 'Special Selection' – both Cabernets have a long 'hang time' on the vine where grapes develop suppleness, concentration and maturity giving these great wines their distinctive cocoa, cassis and vanilla notes. Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family. It is only produced in great vintages and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage.

Caymus Vineyards was established by the Wagner family on their own ranch and produced their first vintage in 1972. Today, the estate remains 100% family-owned and stretches over 350 acres of prime Napa Valley land. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which encompassed what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area.

"...one of Napa’s most classic Cabernets…Copious amounts of creme de cassis, graphite, spice box and a whiff of new saddle leather result in a classic, authoritative, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with no hard edges. This big, mouthfilling, textured, multidimensional Cabernet still tastes like an adolescent, and is capable of lasting another 15-20 years. Some tannins are present, but their sweetness along with the wine’s voluptuous character are irresistible.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Caymus, Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003