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Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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14.3% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

The 1997 harvest produced red wines of dark garnet color and high quality, with a redolence-suggesting classic Napa Cabernet. For the final month of harvest, daily data, collected in Rutherford, California, reflects extraordinary weather conditions during final stages of grape maturation. These near-perfect conditions allowed all blocks of this late-ripening varietal to mature fully. To me, this wine is highly reminiscent of the 1987 - a wine of opulence that was consumed early on and still holds its vibrancy today. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc comprise the blend of this vintage.

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The bouquet is dark and serious, with brooding black-cherry, leather and cedar aromas. In the mouth, flavors of black plums, mint-menthol and tobacco—all with a foresty accent—fill the palate. On the heavy side of medium-weight, with a supple texture, it has a long, toasty finish with fine tannins.
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Caymus, Napa Valley, California
1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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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The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

LSB11652_1997 Item# 11652

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