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1994 Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WA
  • 95 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45752-1994-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    A real mouthful of Cabernet any way you taste it. Bold, ripe, rich and flavorful, with complex layers of currant, black cherry and plum flavors nicely accented with cedary oak. Terrific now, best around 1999. From a producer with a superb track record with Cabernet. 20,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Cabernet is king at Caymus. During the decade of the nineties, there has been a succession of sumptuous, rich, concentrated, lavishly-wooded, cassis-flavored Caymus Cabernet Sauvignons. The sumptuous 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon appears to be one of the best Napa Cabernets Caymus has produced. Remarkably, there is plenty to go around - 25,000 cases, approximately the same production as Lafite-Rothschild and Margaux. The wine exhibits a dark purple color, and a sweet, jammy blackcurrant-scented nose. The lush, juicy, succulent texture is crammed with glycerin and extract. Surprisingly soft (a hallmark of this vintage), with a smooth texture, this full-bodied, oaky Cabernet should drink well for 10-12+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: flavio
  • Self | Rating: 90

    past its peak but still ok
    Author: Randy
  • Self | Rating: 88

    We drank the 1994 Caymus Napa and the 1994 BV Latour side by side with the Kelley's over a nice BBQ dinner. Both wines showed good color, the Caymus was a little cloudy and both had lost some body. The Caymus was a little thin and had a green bell pepper flavor after it was first opened, this flavor faded as the wine opened up. Nothing great - the wine was well past its prime but for being 18 years old it held up. The BV showed a little better, medium body, dried fruit, rutherford dust and a light finish. No oak was left in either bottle.
    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

  • 1050 bottles owned
  • 267 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 267 collectors)