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1998 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 45752-1998-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and exotic, with layers of currant, black cherry, espresso, mocha, mineral and herb. Turns supple, all the while maintaining its firm and youthful tannic structure.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: KMS
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Roger S835
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Delicious and smooth. Drink now.
    Author: JoelCalBear
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Rich and exotic, with layers of currant, black cherry, espresso, mocha, mineral and herb. Turns supple, all the while maintaining its firm and youthful tannic structure. Drink now through 2009.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2009
    Author: Stefan N
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Very nice taking consider the vintage. Fully mature, very ripe fruit of black and red currant currant, soft tannins, medium-full body. At this stage is very approachable, delicious and satisfying cabernet. Enjoy now!
    Drink Dates: 2005-2012
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating:

    We tasted the 1997 and 1998 Caymus side by side. Both wines had deep red color and good body. The 1998 was a bit rough and really did not taste all that good. I considered this one corked. The 1997 was nice from the start and got better as time went on. After an hour it was soft, it had more dark fruit and chocolate type flavors. Very nice!
    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

  • 414 bottles owned
  • 122 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 122 collectors)