This new second label from Hollwood & Vine Winery is one of the best new Cabs under $40 we've discovered this year. Outstanding!
94 Points Brix26: "This ultra-ripe Cabernet shows the complexity of its multi-faceted origins: bright black cherry and blackberry notes from Oakville and Rutherford dominate the aromas, as Spring Mountain’s trademark ripe plum and cedar/forest floor notes add complexity. Structurally, the wine shows the density of hillside fruit from Mt.Veeder, as well as the supple tannins of the benchland vineyards. The wine has a perfect balance of fruit and tannins, with an intensity and spiciness of the Dalla Valle Maya but its own unique signature."
When making a movie, and there is not enough film left in the camera for another take, we replace the magazine and call the left over film stock "Short Ends." Similarly, after crafting our Hollywood and Vine "2480" wines, we often have a little wine left from each of our world-class vineyard sources, and we blend those "Short Ends" into this remarkable and uniquely delicious Napa Valley Cabernet.
New release of Caymus' 2017 Cabernet now available! Caymus makes one of Napa Valley's most popular Cabernet Sauvignons and the 2017 is another stellar wine.
previous vintage 94 Points Robert Parker: "The Caymus 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. The new Caymus 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley release is one of the best cabs in years!
★ 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!