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Date Printed: 11/24/2014
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 117968)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1990 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1987 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1987 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The nose of this wine is especially interesting to me. There's the presence of a well-cared for, clean farmstead. Possibly the aroma of a freshly opened bale of hay or the combine dust during the summer harvest at my cousins wheat farm in St. John, Washington. This is layered with the fruit components- ripe cherries crushed in a snifter, a subtle smell of ripeness. And a bit of grape pumice at fermentation, rustic. Other nuances come to mind- smoke in a forest cabin, earth, spice and cola.

The flavors in this wine are genuinely good, but the textural elements are its most exceptional feature. The entry wanders, deliberating, then evolves and expands to cocoa- like fine tannins in harmony with oak, fruit and acidity. A balanced and harmonious wine with a long evolution.

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About Caymus:

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).


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Numanthia Termes 2009
Numanthia Termes 2009
(search item no. 115384)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Vibrant and fruity, Termes stands out for its lively character. This wine perfectly expresses the Toro region. Bright cherry-red in color with light purple tones. The aroma is very elegant and lively aromas, rich and complex. Fresh, fruity notes (black fruits, raspberry, dark sherry), nicely integrated with spices, tobacco & toasted aromas (vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon). The palate has a silky texture, concentrated, well structured and very elegant. The finish is long and complex, with spices, tobacco, raspberries and blackberries notes.
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About Numanthia:

Numanthia is located in the Toro region of Spain. Its four vineyards are located along the south bank of the Duero River.

The wine is named after a legendary Spanish city that was destroyed (after 20 yrs of resistance) by Roman legions. It is to Spain what the hilltop village of Masada is to Israel: a monument of history. Its 40 hectares of land are covered with an abundance of elements derived from the disintegration of Pliocene grit, clay and limestone.

Numanthia's first vintage was produced in 1998 and received a 95-point rating from Robert Parker. Since then, the Toro region has been producing wines that have begun to rival those of Spain's richest wine-producing regions of Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Priorat.