Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (1500ml)

$329.99

Rare MAGNUM of Caymus' flagship Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon.  One of Napa Valley's Classic Cabs. 96 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection has a dense blackish/purple color and creamy, sweet crème de cassis fruit, blackberries, a touch of graphite and vanilla, This exuberant, boisterous, in-your-face style of Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly a fruit bomb, so be warned. Full-bodied and opulent with stunning concentration and richness, the wine has no hard edges and is much in the Caymus style of terrific fruit intensity (most of it black and blue), voluptuous texture, and a stunning finish with plenty of glycerin, wood and spice. The alcohol on the label is listed at 14.8%, which seems about accurate. I have Caymus Special Selection in my cellar back to some of the historic wines made by Chuck Wagner’s father in the early 1970s, and while the style’s gotten more precocious and consumer-friendly, these wines, even the more latter-day styles, have a tendency to age beautifully. This can be drunk now, or cellared for 20+ years." 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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