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2006 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 92 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 45752-2006-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Full-blown, ripe and rich, with intense and sharply focused dried currant, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's still fairly tannic at this stage. Ends with a long, persistent finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 17

    Similar to Caymus' ultra-rich Special Selection, though somewhat less ripe and extracted, with fleshy black fruit, chocolatey oak and cedar, black olive and liquorice shadings. Well-made for the style. (LM)
    Author: Linda Murphy
  • Self | Rating: 91

  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: wjjarrell
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jimmy
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Mcaz
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: officer
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: wineme.310
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: MacBlythe
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: DoctorJFred
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: truettiger
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Big weekend at the Harris's. We had the following wines in order - Pride Mt. Cab 05, Showket Cab 05, Caymus Napa Cab 06, Hanna Bismark 01 and Justin justification 08. All wines were excellent, many had similar profiles and can continue to age. Pride had less oaky flavors, drinking at its peak, Showket was also drinking at it's peak, more Oak but the Caymus Napa and Hanna were both bigger in structure and flavor. Caymus with it's pronounced vanilla profile and the Hanna from start to finish robust fruit and oak flavors, both the All four of these wines had a strong lasting finish. All were bright with flavors not earthy. I loved then all.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2013
    Author: Bryon
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Consumed at |Bring Your Favorite Barbecue Wines| tasting. This was consistent with past bottles, but the quality was even better. Tannins are almost fully integrated, the fruit was dark and supple, the finish was very long and showed hints of smoke, scrub brush and Christmas spices. This was one of the better wines on the table, and should benefit from five to 10 more years of aging. Another winner from Caymus!
    Drink Dates: 2009-2024
    Author: PurpleTeeth
  • Self | Rating:

    Excellent full bodied cabernet. Will improve with more time if we can wait.
    Author: Boat
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    Great deep red color, medium body, still some tannins, should drink well through 2012
    Drink Dates: 2011-2012
    Author: contourdrivecellar
  • Self | Rating: 89

    I held on to my last bottle for several years, and it was a mistake. The Caymus flavor profile is still there, but as the intensity of the fruit fades a bit, there isn't much behind it. It seemed a bit cloying and without the structure I expected at this point. Quite a contrast with an '06 Shibumi Knoll I had a few days ago that was just hitting its stride and amazed me with its depth and fine layers.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Purple in color. Low rim variation. Medium legs. Black currant (cassis), Oak, Chocolate, Cherry. Cherry, Oak, Black Pepper. Medium/Full bodied. Linear texture. Medium finish.
    Author: pghgator
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Strong cherry and wildberry aromas on the nose and a consistent vanilla note throughout. Concentrated, but not overly dense. Reasonably well structured, but the tannins are still firmer than you would expect for a 6 year-old Cabernet. A good wine, done in the Bordeaux style, but even with 6 years in the bottle still more tannic than expected.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
    Author: Seel Family Cellar
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Strong nose. Let set for 20 min. Bursting vanilla, almost to much right now. Leave them in the cellar for another year at a minimum. Supple oak, but think more will come out with age.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2016
    Author: Aaron McD
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Strong powerful blackberry and cherry, with hints of vanilla and cocoa. The wine is rich with low acidy with fruit that lingers on the tongue.
    Author: Rothrock
  • Self | Rating: 9.5

    Very dark garnet in color, this wine has a nose of tobacco, wet earth, and well oiled leather. In the mouth it is clean and assertive, with beautiful cherry cola flavors and a clean glassy quality to the flavors. This bright quality is complemented by well integrated, soft tannins that caress the palate as the wine heads for a chocolate scented finish. Lovely.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2017
    Author: Vinography
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very nice cabernet. Full of character on the nose and similar on the tongue. Consistent and strong but not overwhelming. Would accompany any meal nicely.
    Author: cfluehr
  • Self | Rating:

    Very tasty. No time to take notes that evening, but I simply know I will revisit.
    Author: Wine365
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Drink Dates: 2012
    Author: Gregg F
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

  • 1903 bottles owned
  • 310 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 310 collectors)