Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

$195

Bright ruby. Cassis, violet and lightly tarry, spicy oak. Ripe, dense and very concentrated; thick and deep. Not at all overly sweet or dominated by the wood. Has superb material and verve. Finishes very long, with thoroughly ripe tannins. The finest vintage for this wine in a long time... Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

David Langstaff Delectable Pro

Beautiful nose. Surprisingly fresh with good tannins. Eucalyptus on the nose gave it a summer feel. Lovely. Dark fruit. Want more earth but a lovely wine

Beautiful nose. Surprisingly fresh with good tannins. Eucalyptus on the nose gave it a summer feel. Lovely. Dark fruit. Want more earth but a lovely wine

9.2

LM Segal Delectable Pro

An excellent Caymus SS, though not the best, as persistent bitter tannins take a small toll. Espresso roast and dark red fruit, miles and miles to go.

An excellent Caymus SS, though not the best, as persistent bitter tannins take a small toll. Espresso roast and dark red fruit, miles and miles to go.

9.3

Chris Zitzman Delectable Pro

Was professionally stored & in excellent condition. Beautiful from nose to finish.

Was professionally stored & in excellent condition. Beautiful from nose to finish.

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

On its last legs. Drink up. Got better with airtime but still not nearly the wine it once was.

On its last legs. Drink up. Got better with airtime but still not nearly the wine it once was.

8.9

Molly Rydzel Delectable Pro

If you were planning on coming to cbuzz tonight for our '97 Caymus reserve, we regret to inform you we re all out #sorrynotsorry #calicab #caymus

If you were planning on coming to cbuzz tonight for our '97 Caymus reserve, we regret to inform you we re all out #sorrynotsorry #calicab #caymus

9.7

John Van Trijp

Those were the days

Those were the days

9.8

Mark Howard

Old school Napa Cabernet showing place and wine maker. Delicious fruit with integrated tannins. Quintessential Rutherford dust, eucalyptus with the wind and floral characters under a calm hand. Big, bold, fruit characteristics, yet a refined finish from a steady hand. Shows the trademark of Chuck all the way through.

Old school Napa Cabernet showing place and wine maker. Delicious fruit with integrated tannins. Quintessential Rutherford dust, eucalyptus with the wind and floral characters under a calm hand. Big, bold, fruit characteristics, yet a refined finish from a steady hand. Shows the trademark of Chuck all the way through.

9.6

Keith Browning

One of the crowd gave it an 11

One of the crowd gave it an 11

10

Steven Comfort

As much as I hoped that this classic-year, classic-producer bottling would hold up to 22 years of cellaring - it didn’t. It was still wine, but on the flat side of the spectrum and losing its balance,

As much as I hoped that this classic-year, classic-producer bottling would hold up to 22 years of cellaring - it didn’t. It was still wine, but on the flat side of the spectrum and losing its balance,

8.9

Laith A

Still holding up nicely even at 20 years old!!!

Still holding up nicely even at 20 years old!!!

9.2

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