The rich, deep ruby color reflects the magnificent depth this wine has to offer. Lush aromas of ripe black currant, black cherry and cedary oak
add luxurious notes to the intense core flavors of fully ripe cassis, wild red berry, mocha and light vanilla. Polished tannins, a full-bodied
mouthfeel and velvety texture weave seamlessly to support these vivid fruit impressions to the end.
Reviews have yet to be published of the 2007 vintage Special Selection, released just 5 weeks ago. This prized wine has received this acclaim in
- 2006: 94 Points Wine Spectator
- 2005: 94 Points Robert Parker''s The Wine Advocate
- 2004: 97 Points Wine Enthusiast
- 2003: 94 Points Robert Parker''s The Wine Advocate
- 2002: 94 Points The Wine News
About Caymus Vineyards
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son Chuck Wagner on the family''s
Rutherford property. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which
included what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area. Caymus was also the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo
Indians whose village was north of what is now the town of Yountville.
The Wagners produced their first Cabernet Sauvignon from the 1972 vintage. Their first Special Selection (from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon
lots given extended barrel aging) was made from the 1975 vintage. Caymus has made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon every year since its founding,
and now focuses entirely on this variety. Special Selection is produced only in vintages that Chuck Wagner, who directs all of Caymus''s vineyard
and winemaking operations, feels are appropriate for this designation.
For both the Napa Valley and Special Selection bottlings, the goal is a balanced wine that tastes delicious when bottled but can improve with age.
Chuck Wagner attributes the quality of the wines to farming and winemaking techniques developed over the decades.