Gilt Caymus 2007 Special Selection Cabernet

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $160.00 $99.00
Save $61.00 (38%)
Item No. 102127

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Ratings Pedigree
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 recent vintages:

  • 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.

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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