Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

$169

Complex, riveting aromas of spice, cola and sassafras join wild berry, spice, black cherry and sage notes in this full-bodied, intensely flavored, tightly focused and very persistent display of fruit that's long and lingering. Drink now through 2017... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Hermes Cuello Delectable Pro

Unfortunately it was at the end of its life, it was opened couple days back

Unfortunately it was at the end of its life, it was opened couple days back

8.7

Joel Holland

Very nice nose of deep, dark fruit--plum, prune, blackberry. Taste is amazingly smooth. No pepper or spice, but a nice thick taste of black cherry and prune, with a long lasting aftertaste of caramel toffee. A very nice wine, but wish it had a little more spice.

Very nice nose of deep, dark fruit--plum, prune, blackberry. Taste is amazingly smooth. No pepper or spice, but a nice thick taste of black cherry and prune, with a long lasting aftertaste of caramel toffee. A very nice wine, but wish it had a little more spice.

9.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, raisins, violets, burnt ambers, cinnamon and vanilla leap out of the glass on the nose. The tannins are nicely resolved. Cooked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, rhubarb with a little figs, date & prune quality. Then, comes dark fruit preserves with a slight liqueur character, black raspberry cola, cinnamon, vanilla, strong anise all over the mid palate, clove, milk chocolate, roasted meat, coffee grounds, suede type leather, scorched rich black earth, burnt ambers, underbrush, toast, violets, nice acidity and a full, rich, finish that goes on and on. The structure is good as is the balance, tension and length. If you own the 06, it's nice tonight but perfect in another 5 years or so. The 06 vintage is a wine that was still made in the original Caymus style. Since around 2012, they're more syrupy sweet than I prefer.

Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries, raisins, violets, burnt ambers, cinnamon and vanilla leap out of the glass on the nose. The tannins are nicely resolved. Cooked blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, olallieberries, rhubarb with a little figs, date & prune quality. Then, comes dark fruit preserves with a slight liqueur character, black raspberry cola, cinnamon, vanilla, strong anise all over the mid palate, clove, milk chocolate, roasted meat, coffee grounds, suede type leather, scorched rich black earth, burnt ambers, underbrush, toast, violets, nice acidity and a full, rich, finish that goes on and on. The structure is good as is the balance, tension and length. If you own the 06, it's nice tonight but perfect in another 5 years or so. The 06 vintage is a wine that was still made in the original Caymus style. Since around 2012, they're more syrupy sweet than I prefer.

9.3

David L Delectable Pro

06' Caymus Special Select. It needed a short decanting, surprisingly. A full bodied and elegant wine . No denying this has tons of fruit .Very little acidity, some nice (sweet) oak. A rather long & lingering finish. Really good. I unexpectedly enjoyed this wine. Many more great years in front of it. Cheers everyone!

06' Caymus Special Select. It needed a short decanting, surprisingly. A full bodied and elegant wine . No denying this has tons of fruit .Very little acidity, some nice (sweet) oak. A rather long & lingering finish. Really good. I unexpectedly enjoyed this wine. Many more great years in front of it. Cheers everyone!

9.1

Craig Sedmak Delectable Pro

Not as #special as I was hoping for... lacks nuances - maybe the next bottle will thrill me more #caymusspecialselection #napacabernet

Not as #special as I was hoping for... lacks nuances - maybe the next bottle will thrill me more #caymusspecialselection #napacabernet

8.7

Bryan Maxson Delectable Pro

Not stored well showed tired

Not stored well showed tired

9.0

Michael Smith Delectable Pro

Jammy and certainly high in alcohol (labeled 15.4), but strangely satisfying.

Jammy and certainly high in alcohol (labeled 15.4), but strangely satisfying.

9.2

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

Very good as one would expect.

Very good as one would expect.

9.1

Alyssa Rapp Delectable Pro

CEO/Founder Bottlenotes

Such a phenomenal cab. Only wine that would measure up to barrel samples tastes @premierenapavalley by @napavalleyvinters @bottlenotes

Such a phenomenal cab. Only wine that would measure up to barrel samples tastes @premierenapavalley by @napavalleyvinters @bottlenotes

9.7

Eric Crane Delectable Pro

Silky and velvety. Blood red. Black cherries, espresso, chocolate. Amazing. Best of the best

Silky and velvety. Blood red. Black cherries, espresso, chocolate. Amazing. Best of the best

10

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