1997 Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Cabernet Sauvignon   |     Watch

WS 95   IWC 93   Collector 95
1997 Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection Front View

Buy It Now

Starting at  $395.00

Marketplace: Sold by Private Collectors:

VINDEX   $242.24

2 bottles in Vinfolio Storage / ships in 24-48 hours
Price per bottle:  $395.00
Qty:

You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

This banner year's Special Selection is smooth, rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, mocha, black cherry and wild berry, fairly gushing at midpalate. The finish is long, rich, and intricate. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2000-2009
Author: James Laube


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Bright ruby. Cassis, violet and lightly tarry, spicy oak. Ripe, dense and very concentrated; thick and deep. Not at all overly sweet or dominated by the wood. Has superb material and verve. Finishes very long, with thoroughly ripe tannins. The finest vintage for this wine in a long time, and one that avoids the excesses of (American) oak that have plagued so many recent vintages.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 93

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: jab
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/09/2012
Drink Dates: 2004-2012

Rating: 98
Author: Ian W528
Tasted On: 12/10/2001
I don't remember the nuances of the actual bottle as I was forced to crack this open at our company Xmas party after losing a bet with the owner. It was definitely the best wine I tasted all year.

Rating: 95
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/17/2011

0 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 94
Author: Jkbergmann
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/03/2009

Rating: 94
Author: fabioota
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/31/2009
Medium to full body. Would still be alive for 5 more years. Great Californian Cabernet with elegance.

Average rating: 91, based on 7 reviews
More Vintages and Sizes of Caymus - Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection:

Collector Data For This Wine

2236 bottles owned by 636 collectors.

  The Vinfolio Difference  

Since its founding in 2003, Vinfolio has brought the rarest and highest-quality wines to the the collector market. Located in San Francisco and Napa, we are a company of wine experts who understand and value the importance of wine provenance. Our premium supplier relationships and first-in-class technology help us protect your wine from sourcing through shipping with extraordinary care that only we can provide. Don't trust your fine wine with anything less!

Learn More

About This Producer


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.

See other similar producers: Abreu Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Bryant Family Vineyards

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

VinCellar Collectors Who Own This Wine Also Own

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers