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2003 Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 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 »

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91
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2015 VF: 2005-2018
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 01/13/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2015

Dark Color, body still good. Favors in the middle and on the finish. nice wine that keeps up in age.

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Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.407%
Tasted On 11/14/2013
Drink Dates 2009-2017
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Author Ish Wine Cellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.286%
Tasted On 04/14/2013
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Author Stefan N
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.139%
Tasted On 03/13/2013
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Author Ed K994
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.059%
Tasted On 08/05/2010
Drink Dates 2006-2012

Not as full bodied as many past Caymus Cabs.

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.42%
Tasted On 06/10/2010
Drink Dates 2006-2015

Big, fruity and firing on all four cylinders. Perhaps it was the temperature in the room, but this bottle seemed hotter than the others I've had in the past couple of years. However, that did not detract from the enjoyment of this wine. Paired beautifully with Prime Rib. Drink, or hold until 2015.

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Author Andrew P888
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Tasted On 06/14/2009

Purple in color. Slow legs. Black currant (cassis). Medium/Full bodied. Polished texture. Long finish.

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Author minnowboy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.934%
Tasted On 01/05/2009
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Author Miguel L
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/05/2008
Drink Dates 2006-2016

Double decanted so as to sample and drink in first hour... Dark blue core, red rim. Clear glycerin on the glass. The nose is an amalgam of dark fruit with a hint of bell pepper wound around a cedar structure. Nice mouth-feel, full bodied and flavorful, classic cabernet expression, you want a nice big sip to experience the long finish, mouth-watering acidity, and yes some heat from the 14.5, but not out of proportion. Very satisfying, textbook Caymus. Will save the other 2003 for 2010+.

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