- Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28408 (In Stock)
We all like to show at our best for a big event – like, for example, a 40th Anniversary! And Chuck Wagner and his family have certainly succeeded in putting their best foot forward (and best wine in the bottle) for the 40th release of the benchmark Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. Always a classic, classy, Napa Cabernet, Chuck took full advantage of the fantastic 2012 growing season to capture all the black fruit and power you hope for in top-notch Napa Cab – and took advantage of the big harvest to let us bring this to you at a very, very, attractive price!
The wine is dead young right now, but already bursting with aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, blackcurrant, sweet plum, dark chocolate, and spicy, smoky, oak. It’s a big, mouth filling wine, that pumps out intense flavors from first contact through the long, lush, sweetly fruited finish where fine-grained tannins provide just the right support for big foods. At this young age, it needs time in decanter and to be paired with intensely flavored foods – think smoked prime rib or spice-rubbed steak. If you can wait, the baby-fat will begin to drop away and deliver more nuanced aromas and flavors and a more classically muscular California Cab structure. But, don’t wait to grab a case (or two, or three!) now while you can at the lowest price we’ve ever offered on this Napa Valley legend.
"I am old enough to remember Chuck Wagner and his father, who I first met at Caymus in the late seventies. This is clearly one of Napa Valley’s iconic wineries, as well as one that, amazingly, never went through a bad patch. Obviously, no matter which generation is in the driver’s seat (or should I say tractor’s seat), Caymus Vineyard knows how to deliver flavor and deliciousness. They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!"Wine Advocate 96 points
- Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #27324 (In Stock)
As always, delicious right now and sure to improve over the next few years.
"Although tasty, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa is slightly less intense and powerful compared to the 2010. It reveals supple tannins, abundant black fruit and spice notes, and an easy-drinking yet seriously endowed, medium to full-bodied personality. Drink it over the next decade.
Though the Wagner family is not quite the pioneer that Louis Martini, Charles Krug, Beaulieu Private Reserve, Ridge Vineyards and a few others are, they have long farmed and made the wines at Caymus Vineyards."Wine Advocate 90 points
"A fleshy, showy youngster, putting ripe fruit and jazzy oak on display. An impressive 2011 that reverberates with ripe cherry, plum and currant notes that will be at their most appealing early on, as this veers toward dryer tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 92 points