Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Napa Valley 1981

  • WS
    94
  • WA
    91
Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region:
California : Napa Valley
Producer:
Caymus Vineyards
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90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$249.00
Quantity Available: 1

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.

Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years. Caymus Napa Valley is more representative of a standard Cabernet of Napa Valley, as it is a bit less precocious than the Special Selection, but still delivers big. Caymus prides itself on producing wines that are as approachable in youth as well at maturity. Both the “Napa Valley” and “Special Selection” Cabernets are produced under the winemaking hand of Chuck Wagner.

Actual bottle from our inventory is pictured. All labels are damaged. To see other wines currently available from this producer, please click the link with the name of this producer underlined above, just to the right of "Producer."

Reviews

  • Wine Spectator

    WS
    November 30, 1986
    94 No tasting note given.
  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    October 1993
    91 Few wineries in the world can boast such an enviable record of consistent excellence as that of Caymus.