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    Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California


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    • WE93
    Price: $199.00
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wine & Spirits, 90 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 86707

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. The Special Selection Cabernet bottling has 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.
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    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection offers up scents of licorice, black currants, spice box, and a hint of flowers. This deep, full-bodied, chunky 2003 should last for 13-15 years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Supple and harmonious, with rich, fleshy currant, blackberry, herb, mocha and dill. Picks up momentum and holds onto a tight focus through the long, satisfying finish, where the tannins are rich and intense, boding well for short- to mid-term cellaring.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Young and dense, almost misleading in its soft fruitiness, but there’s tremendous power, and despite the appearance of approachability, it would be a mistake not to cellar this wine. It’s explosive in fruit and berry flavors, and the tannins are so melted, you could easily open it tonight. But this is a wine with proven ageability. Should begin to mature by 2010 and drink well through 2020, at least. Cellar Selection.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Finely made, this smooth and smoky cabernet has lasting herbal notes and fresh blueberry flavor. The soft tannins make the wine accessible now with a steak; several years in the cellar will allow more complex flavors to develop.

    91 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Extravagant oak lends an especially seductive sense of richness to every aspect of this very rich and outgoing wine, but beneath its layers of vanilla, cocoa and cream and cedar, their lies a nice measure of sweet, unmistakable curranty fruit. The wine is fairly rounded and accessible given its relative youth, and shows little of the austerity or tannic bite that often comes with Cabernets of its tender age.

    90 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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