Caymus Vineyards Suisun Valley Grand Durif 2017

$59.99

New release                                New release from Caymus! Limited. Chuck Wagner and his winemakers promised themselves "a new wine bearing the Caymus name would have to be great - or, it would not be bottled". previous vintage 93 Points Wine Spectator: "Dark and plush, this combines structure with polish, offering notes of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, grilled herb and toasty spice that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025." Winemaker Chuck Wager: "A velvety purple with ruby-red highlights, the 2017 vintage of Grand Durif features an abundant one of dark plums and baked blueberries, woven with scents of lavender, white rose petals, sweet smoke and brown spice. Entry on the palate is smooth, yielding to a pop of high, luxurious tannins that then sneak back, revealing lush fruit flavors of dark berry cobbler. What gives this wine its singular character are the tannins - strong yet supple, pronounced while being strikingly soft. The finish is long, with warm, evocative notes of unsweetened cocoa. Still quite young, this vintage can be enjoyed now and also has tremendous aging potential." ~ Chuck Wagner

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Ratings on Delectable

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Suisun (su-soon) Valley, which lies to the Southeast of Caymus and a 40-minute drive. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruit and exotic spices on this Petite Sirah. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe blueberry with smoky oak, herb notes and dusty drying smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with a mineral tang. A Wagner Winner!

Suisun (su-soon) Valley, which lies to the Southeast of Caymus and a 40-minute drive. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruit and exotic spices on this Petite Sirah. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe blueberry with smoky oak, herb notes and dusty drying smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with a mineral tang. A Wagner Winner!

9.0

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

This is a nice surprise!!

This is a nice surprise!!

9.3

Martin Sher

Interesting second label for Caymus.

Interesting second label for Caymus.

9.2

TwiLea Fletcher

Jammy but not over the top.... Quite good. Thank you, Conrad, for presenting us with something not yet in the menu.

Jammy but not over the top.... Quite good. Thank you, Conrad, for presenting us with something not yet in the menu.

9.0

Jeffrey Montesano

Well balanced, big without overpowering; smoky BBQ-saucy, hints of toasted spice. Very enjoyable.

Well balanced, big without overpowering; smoky BBQ-saucy, hints of toasted spice. Very enjoyable.

9.3

Grover May

Well balanced. Fruity

Well balanced. Fruity

9.4

S Unal

A touch sweet for me, nice textures, relatively short finish

A touch sweet for me, nice textures, relatively short finish

8.5

Danny Gone

Dark and delicious. A very enjoyable drunk.

Dark and delicious. A very enjoyable drunk.

9.2

Austin Baik

I absolutely adore this label, but sometimes the label just isn’t enough... a terribly schizophrenic wine that can’t bloody decide what it wants to be. By day three after opening and interludes in the fridge, it almost tasted on the cusp of being a zin-based port.

I absolutely adore this label, but sometimes the label just isn’t enough... a terribly schizophrenic wine that can’t bloody decide what it wants to be. By day three after opening and interludes in the fridge, it almost tasted on the cusp of being a zin-based port.

8.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.