Fantastic new release from superstar winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Limited.
94 Points Robert Parker: "Two early looks at the 2015s includes the 2015 Estate 'Alluvial Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon, which shows plenty of intensity at present as well as a big, juicy, succulent texture filled with red, blue and black fruits. It should turn out to be at least outstanding and possibly as good as the 2014. In any event, it will be drinkable early because of the low acidity and silky tannin...Owners Carole and Michael Marks along with winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown produces these two cuvées of from vineyard holdings in Yountville."
93 Points Wine Spectator: "Firm and tightly focused on a core of dense dark berry, loamy earth, cedar, sage and cigar box flavors. All in all, this is a mouthcoating effort. Best from 2020 through 2032. 750 cases made."
New release of Caymus' 2016 Cabernet now available!
previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley has a dense opaque purple color, a kiss of blackberry and cassis fruit, a full-bodied mouthfeel with ripe tannin and a long finish. It is very Caymus in its immediate accessibility, but has plenty of staying power and depth. This is lush, full, intense and pure. Drink it over the next 15 or so years."
Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine’s fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
★ 95 Points
A blockbuster new Cabernet blend from Hestan Vineyards. Usually only available to mailing list members we have a small amount of this tiny production Cabernet while our allocation lasts!