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2001 Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by the Wagner family in Napa Valley's Rutherford district. The Wagners originally immigrated to the San Francisco Bay area from Alsace in the late 1880s. The winery produces both a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and since 1975, a Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, differentiated by superior fruit and additional barrel aging. The name, Caymus, has dual... More »

WA 96
WS 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2016 WA: 2011-2026 WS: 2011-2015
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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 195
Drink Dates 2011-2026

Caymus has been around for so long there is a tendency to under-estimate their wines. However, they have a brilliant track record as evidenced by the decade old 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection. Abundant chocolaty, black currant, licorice and coffee aromas soar from the glass of this perfumed wine. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, wonderful opulence, a deep, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous depth and not a hard edge to be found. While seemingly fully mature, the supple tannins, expansive fruit and glycerin, depth and overall balance suggest it will keep for another 15+ years.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2015

Aging very well, with ripe, juicy wild berry, jam and spice. Full-bodied and persistent, gaining velocity and depth, impressive for its vibrancy and focus. Ends with firm tannins. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2015. 7,885 cases made.

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Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.292%
Tasted On 06/22/2014
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Author WineDoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.276%
Tasted On 01/04/2014

Utterly delicious, mature, balanced, layered, complex, and just plain yummy. Medium plus finish. Lots of fruit, but with earth, spice, sweet tannins.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.996%
Tasted On 09/16/2013
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Author rsfj
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.867%
Tasted On 12/21/2012
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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 93.525%
Tasted On 10/25/2012
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Author Oenodoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.291%
Tasted On 07/05/2012

Truly opulent, still tons of fruit...ripe berry notes, amazingly complex, probably could go another several years. I loved this wine.

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Author Joe McD
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 0%
Tasted On 08/14/2011
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Drinking well

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Author David 429
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.734%
Tasted On 12/17/2010
Drink Dates 2011-2030

Beautiful ruby red color, nose of cassis, saddle leather and cherries, full tannins with a long beautiful finish. Decanted for 2 hours before drinking. Unfortunatly my last bottle of the 2001. A really great wine.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 09/07/2010

Closed for busniess, not sure what was going on but got its but kicked by 04 Insignia and 06 Pichon Baron...muted and sleepy. Decanted 2 hours too!

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 08/13/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Inky purple with aromas of blackberry and smooth flavor of dark fruit and cassis. If you're looking for a characteristic CA cab, this isn't it. Hardly any wood comes through and the tannins are way too mellow. Could easily be confused with a syrah, but a very nice wine that can still age gracefully.

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Author Tallydoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.678%
Tasted On 08/11/2010
Drink Dates 2005-2013
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Author Miles
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Tasted On 07/28/2010
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