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2013 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon "Special Selection"

Winery: Caymus

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Special Selection"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $160

Cases produced: 21,249

KWG Score: 95 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: October 3, 2016

Wine Review: This opaque and dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus is Excellent. It opens with a moderate black cherry and black current bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry with notes of blueberry. I also detected mild oak and minerality nicely integrated into this wine. The finish is dry and its substantial tannins are present and noteworthy. This wine should be decanted for at least an hour if you are going to have it soon. It would pair perfectly it with a porterhouse steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A rich, dense ruby color, hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through to the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.

Organic status: not organic

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