Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $99.00
Item No. 29007
  • WS90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • WE91
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • 1997
  • WE91
  • 1990
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

On the nose, ripe berry (black cherry/blackberry) and cassis. Ripe fruit impressions of what is consider Classic Napa Cabernet... some fresh, youthful, lively qualities balances by barrel-aged suppleness - nearly evolved.

In general, there is an overall presence of sweetness and harmony. Rich, weighty, full. Personally, I would most enjoy this wine from spring 2001 through 2004. For those who enjoy "aged" Cabernet, additional time should yield elegance and stature (and less ripe fruit) by the year 2006 - 2010.

Critical Acclaim

"Attractive creamy, toasty oak up-front, with supple currant and black cherry folding in beneath. Though it remains complex on the finish, it comes up shy in depth and added dimensions compared with previous vintages. Grapes are from the sources normally used for the Special Selection, which was not made in '96. "
90 Points

Learn About Caymus Map ItMap 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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