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1987 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 89 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 83 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 45756-1987

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$229.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 83

    Bright ruby-red. Very oaky nose dominated by whiskey and exotic spices, along with a note of dill. Big and sweet on the palate, with spicy oak overshadowing the fruit. Has texture, but the flavor is overwhelmingly from wood. Strong whiskey tones carry through on the drying finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Showing its age with a dry, earthy edge to the cherry, plum and currant flavors, this wine peaked early. Tartness and dry tannins suggest it is fading away.--1987 California Cabernet horizontal. Drink now.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which spends significant time in oak, can be one of California's most riveting wines. First made in 1975, there have been some exceptionally concentrated, powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e, the 1978, 1976, and 1975). The decade of the eighties produced less profound Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons, with the exception of the 1984 and 1985. Since then, the wine has moved to less of a blockbuster style, with the emphasis on more elegance, without sacrificing the wine's richness and intensity. I have not tasted the 1989 Special Selection, but both the 1988 and 1987 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignons are noticeably lighter and less intense than previous vintages. Nevertheless, the 1987 is still an excellent wine with its rich, oaky, cassis and spicy nose, creamy-textured, medium to full-bodied flavors, and moderately long finish. I would drink the 1987 over the next 7-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Wine was in remarkable stable condition, still had some tannin. Tadted remints of cherry and coffee. Being decanted it was very smooth but still have style of Caymus.
    Author: Tim R455
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by the Wagner family in Napa Valley's Rutherford district. The Wagners originally immigrated to the San Francisco Bay area from Alsace in the late 1880s. The winery produces both a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and since 1975, a Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, differentiated by superior fruit and additional barrel aging. The name, Caymus, has dual origins: it is both the name of a subgroup of Mishewal-Wappo Indians that lived near the present-day Yountville, and the name of the Mexican land grant known as Rancho Caymus, given to George Yount in 1836, which eventually became the town of Rutherford. The winery maintains 60 acres of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as well as buys grapes from select Napa Valley growers. The Wagners' goal is to create a balanced wine that is approachable at release, but will improve with bottle age. Caymus takes great care in its vineyard maintenance, farming each block according to the specific needs of its soil type, climate, slope and orientation. The vines are also thinned in order to concentrate the flavor and structure within the grapes. Caymus also produces a white blend called Conundrum, and other small production varietal offerings.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 748 bottles owned
  • 172 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 172 collectors)