Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 124341
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • WE91
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • 1997
  • WE91
  • 1990
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Over forty years ago, Charlie and Lorna Wagner embarked on an incredible journey with their son Chuck - starting a family winery in the center of Napa Valley. Now in its third generation, Caymus continues to produce world class Cabernet Sauvignon.

"This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage—deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."

- Chuck Wagner, Owner/Winemaker

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Wilfred Wong - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/1/2014)
Pair with: steak, ribeye of beef, grilled meats
So, so rich and so ripe, this is a red wine for those love powerful and satiny Cabernets. Made from one of Napa Valley's top vintages, the wine actually drinks pretty well now, if served with grilled ribeye of beef.
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MGold - Poway, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/3/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Fruit forward wine that is very enjoyable now. Excellent long finish. Very approachable for new red wine drinkers. I suspect that professional wine reviewers will be taken aback by how jammy and fruit forward this Cab is.
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mmatlock - Helotes, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/1/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Way too young; I should have waited to even open one bottle. That said, it was good but it will be substantially better in years to come. I'm sure it will be five stars in 2018.
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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...

Read More About Napa Valley

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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