Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$69.99

New release now available!Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla. previous vintage 96 Points Robert Parker:  "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. 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! ...I am old enough to remember Chuck Wagner and his father, who I first met at Caymus in the late seventies. This is clearly one of Napa Valley’s iconic wineries, as well as one that, amazingly, never went through a bad patch. Obviously, no matter which generation is in the driver’s seat (or should I say tractor’s seat), Caymus Vineyard knows how to deliver flavor and deliciousness."  

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Ratings on Delectable

jonathan Hamcock

When i drank this delightful wine i saw zeus himself come before me and asked me for this wine. If this wine was a one of my 12 super models she would be kristy (the kinky one ;)). 8/7.325 would use as anal plug.

When i drank this delightful wine i saw zeus himself come before me and asked me for this wine. If this wine was a one of my 12 super models she would be kristy (the kinky one ;)). 8/7.325 would use as anal plug.

10

Peter J. Delectable Pro

What a disgusting grape syrup alcohol infused mess. What the hell happened to Caymus and why are they labeling this cab?

What a disgusting grape syrup alcohol infused mess. What the hell happened to Caymus and why are they labeling this cab?

6.5

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Extracted enough to look like a dark inky Malbec, nose is hot and like a big glass of undiluted cassis. This has gotta be at least 15% Petite Sirah--the palate is just a chocolate jam bomb; actually reminds me specifically of those shark fruit snacks which were my favorite in my lunch box growing up. Nostalgia aside, not what I want in my Cabernet. This is awful, at any price point, much less the HIGHER price they have the '13 at. Maybe they should blend some Meiomi in for complexity.

Extracted enough to look like a dark inky Malbec, nose is hot and like a big glass of undiluted cassis. This has gotta be at least 15% Petite Sirah--the palate is just a chocolate jam bomb; actually reminds me specifically of those shark fruit snacks which were my favorite in my lunch box growing up. Nostalgia aside, not what I want in my Cabernet. This is awful, at any price point, much less the HIGHER price they have the '13 at. Maybe they should blend some Meiomi in for complexity.

7.5

Bob Bryden Delectable Pro

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

Vanilla overpowered everything else that might be lurking in background. Silky smooth though.

Vanilla overpowered everything else that might be lurking in background. Silky smooth though.

8.6

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

I hate it. But i love it. I truly dislike the wine itself, but I love selling the hell out of magnums all night

I hate it. But i love it. I truly dislike the wine itself, but I love selling the hell out of magnums all night

7.0

Steven Foster Delectable Pro

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

A decided improvement on the 2012. The "41st" anniversary with the new label. This has a high note of tobacco and a tannic and high acidic structure at first gulp. These will definitely round out in due time. Should be decanted a few hours at least. Gonna get much more plush and blueberry styled as it goes, extreme purple staining color. 13 over 12 anytime for me!

A decided improvement on the 2012. The "41st" anniversary with the new label. This has a high note of tobacco and a tannic and high acidic structure at first gulp. These will definitely round out in due time. Should be decanted a few hours at least. Gonna get much more plush and blueberry styled as it goes, extreme purple staining color. 13 over 12 anytime for me!

8.5

Mono Head

With the time the fruit has mellowed although there is still a lot of it. Full and rich. Lots of dark berries. But still some brightness. It’s actually quite good. It can lay down for several more years.

With the time the fruit has mellowed although there is still a lot of it. Full and rich. Lots of dark berries. But still some brightness. It’s actually quite good. It can lay down for several more years.

9.1

Geoff Troup Delectable Pro

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

I'm really astounded how little I respect this. Tastes like blackberry pancake syrup. So much hang time. Dial it back. Give me some subtlety. This is a huge disappointment.

I'm really astounded how little I respect this. Tastes like blackberry pancake syrup. So much hang time. Dial it back. Give me some subtlety. This is a huge disappointment.

6.4

Matthew Marcino Delectable Pro

God awful

God awful

6.1

Alyse Thomas Delectable Pro

Always a great choice :)

Always a great choice :)

9.3

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