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Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L Magnum) 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

Nose: ripe berry (black cherry/blackberry), and cassis.

Pallet: ripe fruit impressions of what I consider Classic Napa Cabernet... some fresh, youthful, lively qualities balances by barrel-aged suppleness - nearly evolved.

In general, there is an overall presence of sweetness and harmony. Rich, weighty, full. Personally, I would most enjoy this wine from spring 2001 through 2004. For those who enjoy "aged" Cabernet, additional time should yield elegance and stature (and less ripe fruit) by the year 2006 - 2010.

Critical Acclaim

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Caymus, , California
As the Wagner family celebrated the 40th anniversary of Caymus Vineyards in 2012, they thought back to 1972 which Charlie Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son, Chuck, built their winery among the vines planted on the family's ranch in Rutherford, California - the center of the Napa Valley. In 1975, the Wagners produced their first Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains the only wine to have twice been named Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" (1984 and 1990 vintage).