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2001 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 45756-2001-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Aging very well, with ripe, juicy wild berry, jam and spice. Full-bodied and persistent, gaining velocity and depth, impressive for its vibrancy and focus. Ends with firm tannins. 2001 California Cabernet blind retrospective (June 2011). Drink now through 2015. 7,885 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Caymus has been around for so long there is a tendency to under-estimate their wines. However, they have a brilliant track record as evidenced by the decade old 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection. Abundant chocolaty, black currant, licorice and coffee aromas soar from the glass of this perfumed wine. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, wonderful opulence, a deep, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous depth and not a hard edge to be found. While seemingly fully mature, the supple tannins, expansive fruit and glycerin, depth and overall balance suggest it will keep for another 15+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: Miles
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Tj R
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: taipanli
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: rsfj
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    Drink Dates: 2005-2013
    Author: Tallydoc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Beautiful ruby red color, nose of cassis, saddle leather and cherries, full tannins with a long beautiful finish. Decanted for 2 hours before drinking. Unfortunatly my last bottle of the 2001. A really great wine.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2030
    Author: David 429
  • Self | Rating:

    Closed for busniess, not sure what was going on but got its but kicked by 04 Insignia and 06 Pichon Baron...muted and sleepy. Decanted 2 hours too!
    Author: Koby
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drinking well
    Author: Joe McD
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Inky purple with aromas of blackberry and smooth flavor of dark fruit and cassis. If you're looking for a characteristic CA cab, this isn't it. Hardly any wood comes through and the tannins are way too mellow. Could easily be confused with a syrah, but a very nice wine that can still age gracefully.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2020
    Author: ebgreenb
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Truly opulent, still tons of fruit...ripe berry notes, amazingly complex, probably could go another several years. I loved this wine.
    Author: Oenodoc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Utterly delicious, mature, balanced, layered, complex, and just plain yummy. Medium plus finish. Lots of fruit, but with earth, spice, sweet tannins.
    Author: WineDoc
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

  • 2793 bottles owned
  • 476 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 476 collectors)