WS 91 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - Supple and creamy-textured, with mocha, ripe plum and cherry flavors that show touches of tobacco, espresso and underbrush. Full-bodied, gaining tannic traction on the finish, elegant and readily approachable. Drink now through 2018.
he latest vintage of Caymus Vineyards Benchmark Napa Valley Cabernet has just been released and fans will not be disappointed. While the current vintage hasn't been rated, Wine Spectator rated the 2009 vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet 94-97 points. In typical Caymus fashion, the 2009 Cabernet shows remarkable balance and is imminently drinkable, even in its youth. Rated 90+
Chuck Wagner Winemaker tasting notes: Scarlet color and brackish edges. Nose is sweet fruit and smoked meats. This wine already has some bouquet− truffle mushrooms, vanilla style oak. The palate is creamy richness with nuances of leather and a cocoa-style fine grain tannin. The flavors and structure of this vintage are consistent with the Caymus style − spice, toast, cassis − fully rich, yet supple.