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Caymus

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2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 92

With a nose packed full of oak chocolate, boysenberries and licorice, the wine is full bodied, lush, forward and hard not to like. I'm sure this will age well, but if you them young and you're in the mood, you can pull a cork for pleasure now.

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 89

Forward, medium bodied, soft, polished, but light and focused on the red berry side of the spectrum. Drink this on the young side.

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2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 93

This will be one of the true stars of the vintage with its sexy, silky style, fresh, ripe, black raspberry character and long, clean, fresh and refreshing finish.

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2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 94

Caymus Special Selection remains one of the top producers of the supple side of the style range in Napa. The wine is polished, soft and elegant. But it's not light. It's packed with spicy black and red berries, vanilla, smoke, caramel and blackberries and ends with a long, pure, silky finish.

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2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 91

Black and blue fruits, coffee bean and earth scents open to a forward, rich, accessible wine that ends with a wave of ripe, jammy berries and licorice.

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2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 94

Oak, licorice, blackberry jam and cassis open to a classic, silky, plush, polished, forward expression of California Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Refined, elegant example of California Sauvignon that offers soft, ripe blackberry, vanilla, earth and plums with soft tannins, medium body and no sensation of overripe fruits. Very polished style of wine.

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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 91

Dark in color, with vanilla, chocolate, black cherry jam, blueberry and coffee scents are easy to find in the perfume. This rich, concentrated ripe, low acid, lush wine is already offering a lot of sweet, jammy pleasure. However, this Cabernet Sauvignon based wine is not for the oak averse.

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2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 94

From 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this polished, suave, approachable style of California Cabernet is filled with layers of ripe, plush, sweet, black and blue fruits, licorice, vanilla, cocoa and cigar box. Caymus Special Selection continues to bridge gap between very ripe, concentrated Napa wines and more traditional styled California wines.

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2002 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 95

Silky, smooth, round and graceful, the wine serves up juicy, sweet, ripe berries, black cherry, brown sugar and mint notes. Popped and poured, this was showing great.

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Poised, polished style with layers of elegant, soft, blackberry, cassis, earth and chocolate covered cherries. Round, open and delivering pleasure, this is drinking perfectly today.

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1997 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 91

Fully developed, the wine is soft, smooth and polished, medium bodied and on the bright, but still sweet, red cherry side of the style range. There is no reason to age this any longer.

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1996 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 90

A nice example of California Cabernet drinking at maturity, the wine is medium bodied, soft, warm and polished, with a tobacco and bright dark cherry profile.

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1994 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 94

Smoky, floral and spicy, the silky, soft, plush sweet cherries that cross your palate leave a nice lasting impression.

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Fennel, forest floor, tobacco, blackberry, smoke and cassis scents, full bodied and concentrated, this elegant example of California Cabernet delivers a refined, cassis and black cherry finish. This is drinking perfectly today. There is no reason to wait to pop a cork.

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1994 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 90

Fully mature, this great style of Napa wine delivers soft, sweet, plums, black cherry, earth and smoky notes. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied with a feeling of finesse in the fruit and on the palate.

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1991 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 95

Just a great example of a classic California Cabernet Sauvignon here. The wine combines polish, elegance, freshness, complexity and layers of sweet, ripe, earthy, dark red fruits, chocolate, earth and licorice. This is fully mature, yet capable of last for at least another decade.

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Licorice, vanilla, chocolate mint, sweet blackberry and earthy aromas, silky, soft, lush textures and a medium/full bodied, round cherry and cassis finish. This is a really nice, style of mature California Cabernet. This was popped and poured. I would not decant this, nor would I age it further.

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1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 89

Fully mature, this great style of Napa wine delivers soft, sweet, plums, black cherry, earth and smoky notes. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied with a feeling of finesse in the fruit and on the palate.

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1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 94

Drinking in its sweet spot, the wine is elegant, fresh, soft, balanced and complex. The deep red fruits are ripe, polished and show sweetness, length and complexity.

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1986 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 88

1986 Caymus Special Selection offered an interesting nose with earthy, chocolate, cherry and cassis aromas. In the mouth, the wine was tart, bordering on lean and ended with a drying sensation.

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1984 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 90

Still nice, but not displaying the layers of soft, ripe, cassis and blackberry tasted in previous tastings, the wine offers coffee, licorice, smoke, earth, cassis, truffle and dark berry aromas. A bit on the austere side, the wine finishes with slight tart, cherry, cassis and cranberry. Drink up.

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1978 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 92

Tobacco, cranberry, earth, smoke and forest floor aromas open to a fully mature California Cabernet Sauvignon. This soft textured wine is slowly running out of steam as the fruit has started to fade. Drink up.

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1978 Caymus Special Selection is filled with tobacco, earth, truffle, chocolate and cassis flavors. Still powerful, but with a rustic, austere sensation in the style.

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1977 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon  (Napa Valley) 85

1977 Caymus was tart and starting to dry out. It's holding on to life by a thread. If you have a bottle in the cellar, drink it sooner than later.

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1976 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection  (Napa Valley) 93

1976 Caymus Special Selection offers cherry pipe tobacco aromas, earth and hints of cassis. Full bodied and filled with fruit, the wine ends with sweet, dark chocolate and black cherry flavors.

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