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1995 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 45756-1995

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Saturated ruby-red. Highly nuanced, floral aromas of red berries, baking spices, leather and smoky, roasted oak. Sweet and attractive in the mouth, with supple red berry and spicy oak flavors supported by lively acids. Finishes fairly tannic and quite spicy; turned dry with aeration and rather overwhelmingly oaky.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Sleek and well-structured, with a braid of exotic smoke, currant, green olive and herbal flavors that drape together nicely, holding a tight focus and showing how ripe, supple tannins can integrate without dominating. Finishes with a dash of mocha and spice.--1995 California Cabernet retrospective. 2,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    (14% alcohol): Good bright, dark red. Sexy oak tones to the aromas of musky dark berries, menthol and dark chocolate. The enticing silky, spicy palate shows a light touch. An elegantly styled wine with a restrained sweetness and juicy, nicely integrated acidity to its plum and chocolate flavors. Finishes with a fine dusting of granular tannins and very good lift and length. - Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    While it is fashionable to criticize this wine because of its price, and the secrecy surrounding the amount produced (who really cares?), the wine is unquestionably outstanding. The 1995 boasts a dark ruby/purple color as well as an attractive bouquet with lavish quantities of toasty new oak and black currants. There is moderate tannin, good purity, and an open-knit, sexy style. If the wine had not fallen a bit short on the mid-palate, it would have merited an even higher score. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Based on the fame of this winery and the price of the wine, one would expect this Cabernet to compete with Colgin, Bryant Family Vineyards, Screaming Eagle, Araujo, and Harlan Estate. It does not. Nevertheless, it is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Ruben S
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Tj R
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 1999-2014
    Author: iamawineguy
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2000-2009
    Author: Tom S159
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Dark rich purple color. Refined spice in the nose. Wonderful silky fullness on the palate. Complex fruit and spice in great balance-black currants and berries.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2014
    Author: Walter Z
  • Self | Rating: 93

    From magnum; not decanted (didn't need it), just popped and poured. Bouquet of crushed berries, wood and mineral. Somewhat lightweight on the palate, but full of flavor, with currant, cherry compote and a fairly long, but slightly tart finish similar to cranberries. A wine with presence, from a great California vintage. It's hard to say how much longer this wine could hold out, because magnums age more slowly than 750ml bottles. That said, I would think magnums or larger could go another three or four years, but 750mls and smaller should be consumed now and will probably be past their prime within a year.
    Drink Dates: 1998-2009
    Author: PurpleTeeth
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great Wine
    Author: GW
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

  • 1404 bottles owned
  • 321 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 321 collectors)