Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2007!
A burst of black fruit aromas, the essence of perfect summer berries. Sweet, ripe blackberry flavors with an undertone of mocha and toasted oak. Balancing acidity and a fine, chalky texture carry the wine through to an exceptionally long finish, with no falling off of the rich fruit flavors. From first sip to last, nothing is missing as the wine crosses the palate.
"Aromas of herb, currant and cedar are richer and fuller on the palate. Firms up, with dried currant, earth, vanilla bean and herbal sage notes. The tannins are tight. Decant."
Big & Bold
This is an intense, powerful, incredible Cabernet, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from Caymus. It is consistently good year after year; and has always been one of my all-time favorites. It's a rich garnet/purple color and opens with a big bouquet and a burst of black fruit aromas with hints of cassis, plum and berries; The fruity aromas actually filled the air when I poured it...I love that!! It's very rich and full-bodied on the palate; seriously lush with big black fruit that explodes, hints of mocha, spice, raspberry and a hint of vanilla. It's concentrated, well-balanced, structured, and maintains its fruit forward berry flavors. It has an exceptionally long, superbly smooth, yummy finish. Overall this wine (any vintage!) is incredible. I highly recommend it! Sheer Deliciousness!! If you love big Napa Cabs, you will love Caymus!!
Learn About Caymus Map It
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).
Learn About Napa Valley
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon
(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...
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