Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
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
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.
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.