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2008 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Caymus 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet

Winery: Caymus

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 56,000

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 6, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a mild black currant and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, spicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe and extracted blackberry with notes of black currant. There was also some black pepper and spice mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its fine tannins are slightly prolonged. We also did find that this wine does continue to smooth out with air. We would suggest decanting this young Cab and serving it with a pepper encrusted NY strip steak sometime in the next few years. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark scarlet color and near opaque. Nose is assertive with a vibrant array of showy characteristics—cassis, vanilla, cranberry, French oak, coffee and potpourri. The palate of this wine shows ripeness of mature grapes, fruit impressions then expands to richness with fine gritty tannins. Abundant with layered flavors of brown spice, toasted oak, white pepper and creme de cassis— very rich yet harmonious and supple.

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