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2010 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Caymus 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet

Winery: Caymus

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 58,300

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: October 15, 2012

Wine Review: This crowd pleaser from Caymus is consistently very good. It is opaque and very dark ruby colored and opens with an inviting black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, well balanced, and super smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry with hints of plum, blueberry and a touch of oak. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away nicely. This Cab will be very popular at the steakhouses, as it is very food friendly and would pair well with filet mignon. Share some with friends. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The nose of this wine is especially interesting to me. There’s the presence of a well-cared for, clean farmstead. Possibly the aroma of a freshly opened bale of hay. This is layered with the fruit components─ ripe cherries crushed in a snifter, a subtle smell of ripeness. And a bit of grape pumice at fermentation, rustic. Other nuances come to mind─ smoke in a forest cabin, earth, spice and cola. The flavors in this wine are genuinely good, but the textural elements are its most exceptional feature. The entry wanders, deliberating, then evolves and expands to cocoa- like fine tannins in harmony with oak, fruit and acidity. A balanced and harmonious wine with a long evolution.

Organic status: not organic

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