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1991 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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  • 90 WS
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    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45752-1991-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Dark color. Sturdy, rich and concentrated, with complex currant, black cherry, tar and plum flavors. Lacks the finesse and extra dimensions of the Special Selection, but still a very impressive, concentrated wine.--'81/'91 California Cabernet retrospective. 22,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Dark ruby/purple-colored, with an intriguing nose of spicy new oak, blackcurrants, and a pronounced herbaceousness, this wine exhibits lush, medium to full-bodied, flavors, moderate tannin, fine ripeness, and the lavish oak Caymus Cabernets routinely display. This is a delicious, robust, herbaceous example of Cabernet Sauvignon that will drink well for over a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Recall loving everything about this wine, that it still seemed young, and offered rich dark fruits (berries and cherries), earth, smoke, tobacco, wrapped in velvet.
    Author: David P187
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Very enjoyable, ripe, mature, complex, somehow starting to dry little. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 1999-2010
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 90

    We drank the Caymus 1991, The Dead Arm 2005 and Beringer Napa 2004 on the annual golf trip. No surprises on the tastings - The Caymus has held up well, the color was slightly brown on the edge but in real good shape, the body was medium, the fruit and oak was light and enjoyable. We had this one first as if it were a Pinot to start the evening. The Dead Arm was the third wine the first evening and it was awsome! I love Oak and it had plenty, the fruit was also well pronounced, the wine was very dry but balanced and the body and color was perfect. The Beringer Napa Cab we drank on the second night as the third wine. It definately had a nice oak flavor, Very enjoyable! Ii is less balanced then the Dead Arm. Of the last two the Dead Arm seemed to have plenty of life left and the Beringer was drinking at it's peak.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2011
    Author: Bryon
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 328 bottles owned
  • 97 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 97 collectors)