Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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In 1971 Charlie and Lorna Wagner asked their young son Chuck if he would be interested in joining them in starting up a winery and he leapt at the opportunity. They produced their first vintage in 1972, consisting of 240 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and they continue to focus their efforts on top quality Cabernet Sauvignon to this day. Caymus Vineyards remains 100% family-owned by the Wagners. Charlie, Lorna Belle, and Chuck worked together as a remarkable team for over 30 years building Caymus Cabernet. Today, Chuck, his two sons, Charlie and Joe, and one daughter, Jenny, have joined the family team. Farming grapes remain the priority with the family farming about 350 acres of prime Napa Valley land. The Wagners took the name Caymus from the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which encompassed what eventually became the town of Rutherford and much of the surrounding area.

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons - a "Napa Valley" and the venerable "Special Selection". Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" - a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Caymus
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • bot95

Bottle ShopCaymus 2013 is yet another winner from the Wagner family, and an utterly amazing follow-up to the blockbuster 40th Anniversary bottling. The two vintages, 2012 and 2013, are so similar in power, lushness and complexity, that tasting them side-by-side is almost pointless. The color of the 2013 is deep black/purple and the mouthfeel is big, bold, powerful and rich with creamy oak and a velvety texture. The finish easily lasts a minute or more and the wine is ready to drink now or can be cellared for 10 years. Not for the faint at heart

  • wa94

Wine AdvocateA beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied opulence. This is irresistible, especially for a Cabernet Sauvignon coming in at 14.9% natural alcohol. Drink it over the next decade or more.

Robert Parker, December 2015
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorRich, smooth and creamy, with vanilla, mocha, dark berry and licorice notes, offering a compelling mix of sweetish flavors set in a graceful, supple texture. Drink now through 2025. 119,950 cases made.

James Laube, 2016

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