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Caymus 2012 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Caymus 2012 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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WA 96 WS 94 - Smaller production than the regular Napa Valley Cabernet, the Special Selection sells out quickly, long before the next vintage release.
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WA 96 WS 94 Pts - According to Robert Parker - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection has a dense blackish/purple color and creamy, sweet crème de cassis fruit, blackberries, a touch of graphite and vanilla, This exuberant, boisterous, in-your-face style of Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly a fruit bomb, so be warned. Full-bodied and opulent with stunning concentration and richness, the wine has no hard edges and is much in the Caymus style of terrific fruit intensity (most of it black and blue), voluptuous texture, and a stunning finish with plenty of glycerin, wood and spice. The alcohol on the label is listed at 14.8%, which seems about accurate. I have Caymus Special Selection in my cellar back to some of the historic wines made by Chuck Wagner’s father in the early 1970s, and while the style’s gotten more precocious and consumer-friendly, these wines, even the more latter-day styles, have a tendency to age beautifully. This can be drunk now, or cellared for 20+ years."

According to Wine Spectator - "Exhibits a delicious, up-front core of juicy dark berry, blackberry, black licorice and creamy, toasty, vanilla-scented oak. Appropri - ately tannic and structured, this is made in a style you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade. Drink now through 2026."

Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is the only wine in the world twice honored as "Wine of the Year" by Wine Spectator Magazine (chosen amongst approximately 10,000 wines). In addition, this wine was honored with the highest average score rating by the same magazine over the last 15 years. 14.8% ABV.

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Size750 ML Standard
Rating94 Points
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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Excellent
Fruity and delicious. Deep purple to the edges. Thick and chewy. Will benefit from laying down for a few years
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Review by Matt / (Posted on 6/2/2015)
Great example of 2012 Napa Cabernet, wouldn't be surprised to see Parker rate as 99 or 100.
Delicious nose with lots of blueberry fruit. On the palate, clearly young, with noticeable tannins and lots of fresh wood/oak. At the same time, tasted much smoother and balanced than Caymus regular bottling from 2012, with lots of blackberry and blueberry fruit on the palate, highly concentrated but not cloying. Should be really good in a few years. This wine was not over the top with jammy notes, much better balance with fruit and aromatics. Make no mistake, still a fruit forward wine. Improved the longer it stayed in the decanter. This is a big winner.
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Review by Frank / (Posted on 5/27/2015)
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Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Excellent
Fruity and delicious. Deep purple to the edges. Thick and chewy. Will benefit from laying down for a few years
Concentration
Balance
Complexity
Smoothness
Body
Drink-ability
Taste
Price
Review by Matt / (Posted on 6/2/2015)
Great example of 2012 Napa Cabernet, wouldn't be surprised to see Parker rate as 99 or 100.
Delicious nose with lots of blueberry fruit. On the palate, clearly young, with noticeable tannins and lots of fresh wood/oak. At the same time, tasted much smoother and balanced than Caymus regular bottling from 2012, with lots of blackberry and blueberry fruit on the palate, highly concentrated but not cloying. Should be really good in a few years. This wine was not over the top with jammy notes, much better balance with fruit and aromatics. Make no mistake, still a fruit forward wine. Improved the longer it stayed in the decanter. This is a big winner.
Body
Drink-ability
Concentration
Balance
Complexity
Smoothness
Taste
Price
Review by Frank / (Posted on 5/27/2015)

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