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2005 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 »

WS 94
WA 92-94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2016 WA: 2006-2021 WS: 2009-2014
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WA 92-94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 168
Drink Dates 2006-2021

A barrel sample of the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection offers terrific fruit intensity and purity, a more laid-back style, a meaty, chewy texture, and impressive opulence as well as length. It should evolve for 10-15 years.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Wine Spectator Insider
Drink Dates 2009-2014

Firm, intense and well-structured, with a mix of spicy oak, red and black currant, mineral, sage and dusty berry. Turns elegant and re­fined, yet shows a sturdy backbone on the finish.

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Author David W294
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.98%
Tasted On 03/09/2015
Drink Dates 2007-2016
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Author M Rapp
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.745%
Tasted On 02/02/2015
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Author Krimmel Peter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 66.667%
Drink Dates 2007-2016
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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.684%
Tasted On 05/10/2014
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Tasted On 06/13/2012
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.615%
Tasted On 01/16/2011

Interesting "garden fresh" notes of tomato and earth as well as mineral flavors and some bright fruit. A nice lingering finish, but not the rich plushness of some of the younger Caymus cabernets.

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Author MacBlythe
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.522%
Tasted On 03/28/2010
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Author Joe McD
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Tasted On 01/02/2009
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