Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$159.99

New 2012 vintage now available!  One of Napa Valley's Classic Cabernets. Extremely limited.previous vintage 95 Points Robert Parker:  "A brilliant wine, and one of the stars of the vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberries, cassis and white flowers. This full-bodied, velvety textured, delicious 2011 is already drinking well, and should continue to do so for 10-12 years. It is a terrific success for the vintage...Though the Wagner family is not quite the pioneer that Louis Martini, Charles Krug, Beaulieu Private Reserve, Ridge Vineyards and a few others are, they have long farmed and made the wines at Caymus Vineyards."97 Points Wine Enthusiast:  "So delicious now, you can hardly keep your hands off it.  Blackberry tart, ripe blueberry, cassis, milk chocolate, licorice and sweet, smoky cedar flavors flood the mouth, dramaticaly huge and memorable, and lasting long into the finish.  The tannins are obvious, but sweetly ripe and soft.  A brilliant evocation of Napa Cabernet, shows the class and potency this bottling has exhibited for many years, and bleieve it or not, the price is a relative bargain these days.  Drink now through 2020."

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Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and a bit of graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Voluptuous and silky on the palate with tons of blackberries, classis, sweet spices, spices, and black currants. Even a touch savory. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2039.

9.4

Ray Denis

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

The good stuff. Saving it for a special occasion, or until some drunk person accidentally opens it.

9.5

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

The 2012 Caymus Special Selection made for long-term cellaring, this wine is pure hedonism. Concentrated, tooth-staining, utterly seductive layers of blackberry compote and plum, satiny crème de cassis, cedar and woodsmoke are woven together by fine, grippy tannins. There is a lot of power and finesse here, and it ends with a dusting of cocoa powder and the promise of many years to come.

The 2012 Caymus Special Selection made for long-term cellaring, this wine is pure hedonism. Concentrated, tooth-staining, utterly seductive layers of blackberry compote and plum, satiny crème de cassis, cedar and woodsmoke are woven together by fine, grippy tannins. There is a lot of power and finesse here, and it ends with a dusting of cocoa powder and the promise of many years to come.

9.3

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Dark purplish red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Big on the palate with tons of blackberries, sweet spices, pencil shavings and black currants. A little anise too. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

Dark purplish red. Layered nose with tons of cinnamon, blackberries, creme de cassis, vanilla, and graphite. Super dark palate with heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Big on the palate with tons of blackberries, sweet spices, pencil shavings and black currants. A little anise too. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035.

9.3

Cynthia Garcia

Ripe, dark berries with vanilla on the nose. Blueberries and blackberries wrestle in a sea of thick love with a metallic sparkle on the finish.

Ripe, dark berries with vanilla on the nose. Blueberries and blackberries wrestle in a sea of thick love with a metallic sparkle on the finish.

9.3

Rosie Johnson

This is the 2012 Caymus Special Select. Yummy. Beautiful purple color, full body clings to the glass when you swirl it and tastes great. Before 20 min decant it has a slight tannin taste in the tip of the tongue but after 30 min it's just as good as the 2010. Super nice. Bought 1/2 case

This is the 2012 Caymus Special Select. Yummy. Beautiful purple color, full body clings to the glass when you swirl it and tastes great. Before 20 min decant it has a slight tannin taste in the tip of the tongue but after 30 min it's just as good as the 2010. Super nice. Bought 1/2 case

9.7

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

This may be the perfect Christmas wine. Dark ripe fruit with brown spice - a true potpourri of aromas and flavors with a velvety Holiday finish. Spectacular!! Well done Chuck!!

This may be the perfect Christmas wine. Dark ripe fruit with brown spice - a true potpourri of aromas and flavors with a velvety Holiday finish. Spectacular!! Well done Chuck!!

9.4

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Strawberry, red cherry, red berries, cassis, kirsch, black licorice, and mint. M- acid, m tannin, m+ finish and complexity. Black cherry, chocolate, coffee, and minerality.

Strawberry, red cherry, red berries, cassis, kirsch, black licorice, and mint. M- acid, m tannin, m+ finish and complexity. Black cherry, chocolate, coffee, and minerality.

9.1

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

I love my candy - what can I say

I love my candy - what can I say

9.2

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

A bit angular in its youth. Probably too warm when I had it....

A bit angular in its youth. Probably too warm when I had it....

8.5

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