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Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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14.6% ABV
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4.5 69 Ratings
14.6% ABV

Winemaker 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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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
I was almost there since the beginning. I started my Caymus Cabernet voyage with the absolutely outstanding 1973 vintage! (The winery's first vintage was 1972). The 2012 is super rich and almost silky on the palate; ripe and rounded, with the sweet accent of oak; tannins are sweet and long. Lovely from start to finish. I would ask for the fattiest part of rib-eye of beef now. (Best Served: 2014-2025)
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character.
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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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