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2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon "Special Selection"

Winery: Caymus

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Special Selection"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon & 13% Merlot

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $130

Cases produced: 29,820

KWG Score: 95 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: October 4, 2012

Wine Review: This wine from Caymus is consistently a winner and a high scoring Cabernet. The 2009 is dark ruby colored and opens with a mild black cherry bouquet with a hint of new leather and old oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and very smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry and blueberry blend with hints of oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and linger for quite some time. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are sticky and linger for quite some time. This wine would pair perfectly with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This is an intriguing and challenging wine to describe. At first pass, it reminds me of fresh grape pumice spread onto an open field – the smell of Rutherford during an October harvest. Color: Dark scarlet color, purple edges. Palate: Slight tartness expands to a supple juicy character with an intense presence. Flavors are an amusing ensemble of harmonies - bitter chocolate, charred peppered meat, raw dry aged beef, brown spice, vanilla yogurt, sarsaparilla, cream soda with judicious grip and texture. - Winemaker, Chuck Wagner

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Caymus 2009 Special Selection Cabernet.

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