Supersaturated deep ruby color. Aromas of ripe, vanilla-tinged black currants and black cherries, roasted coffee beans and exotic spice. In the mouth, a solid core of sweet, dense liquid cassis flavor flows seamlessly from first taste to a long, expansive finish, underscored but never dominated by notes of mocha, spices, vanilla, earth and olives. The wine is dense, with a solid grip, but the tannins remain supple. Sweet oak becomes more apparent on the finish but is always subservient to the lavish fruit.
"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..."
The Wine Advocate
"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."
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A Customer - Cincinnati, Oh
This is just an incredible wine. The taste is smooth, rich and elegant. The nose is deep and hints boldly at the wonderful taste that follows. Well worth the cost!
A Customer - Canyon Lake, Ca
I still have a lot to learn about wine, but even though I can't tell a Oak from a berry flavor or how much tanins or any of that I do know what I like, and something about the Caymus Cab's is just incredible nothing else in my opinion compares and believe me I have tried lots, but if you just want a honest consistant good wine that everyone will enjoy get the Caymus Cab any year I have tried I have enjoyed, if you want something so good that you will look at your glass when you get near the bottom just hoping there is more left in the bottle then go for the special select Caymus, I don"t know what they do different than the rest but they are clearly the best of what I have tried in California, although I have not yet tried the French bordeaux's I keep hearing about, I have yet to find a more enjoyable red wine.
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