Caymus Vineyards

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.

Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years. Caymus Napa Valley is more representative of a standard Cabernet of Napa Valley, as it is a bit less precocious than the Special Selection, but still delivers big. Caymus prides itself on producing wines that are as approachable in youth as well at maturity. Both the "Napa Valley" and "Special Selection" Cabernets are produced under the winemaking hand of Chuck Wagner.

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Caymus Red Schooner 'Voyage 6' Malbec
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“This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it traveled. Offering scents
Item Number: 29196
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Caymus Suison Grand Durif Petite Sirah 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Dark and plush, this combines structure with polish, offering notes of ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, grilled herb and toasty spice that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025."-WS  "Deep, majestic purple, with a nose of blueberries, wet earth and saddle
Item Number: 26944
Bottle:$61.95
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Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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“Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.0L
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 “This wine has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. Caymus farms Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling the winery to make the best possible wine

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 1.5L
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 “Deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon springs from the glass with lifted crème de cassis, violets and chocolate box notes plus hints of lilacs, raspberry leaves, anise and cardamom. The perfumed black fruit preserves and chocolate-laced notes completely pack the

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Deep purple in color. The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon springs from the glass, with lifted creme de cassis, violets and chocolate box notes plus hints of lilacs, raspberry leaves, anise and cardamom. The perfumed chocolate-laced notes completely pack the full bodied palate, with soft

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 “Pure and rich, well-centered on melted black licorice, spice, cedar and dark berry flavors. Deep and complex, if short on finesse and grace, ending with musclebound tannins. Drink now through 2028.”-WS  Wine Enthusiast 90 “Brawny tannins meet mild acidity in this powerful,

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 1.0L
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2014 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,

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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94  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 94 "The 2014 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,

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2013
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95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 44 "Zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins leading to a long, powerful and refined aftertaste that keeps reverberating while maintaining a strong

Caymus Red Schooner 'Voyage 5' Malbec
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"A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of dark chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent, with generous flavors of French oak the support but don't dominate. The wine carries through to a complete

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.5L
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94   "A beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 1.0L
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "A beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94  "A beautiful ripe, plump, fat and opulent style of Cabernet Sauvignon that Caymus has pioneered, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense purple color, loads of juicy blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, low acidity and no real evidence of oak, but a nice, plush, full-bodied

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2012
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"As the Wagner family celebrated the 40th anniversary of Caymus Vineyards in 2012, they thought back to 1972 which Charlie Wagner, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner and their son, Chuck, built their winery among the vines planted on the family's ranch in Rutherford, California - the center of the Napa Valley.

Caymus '40th Anniversary' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 1.0L
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2011
95  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 95 "A brilliant wine, and one of the stars of the vintage, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection boasts aromas of blueberry pie, blackberries, cassis and white flowers. This full-bodied, velvety textured, delicious 2011 is already drinking well, and should continue to do so

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "A fleshy, showy youngster, putting ripe fruit and jazzy oak on display. An impressive 2011 that reverberates with ripe cherry, plum and currant notes that will be at their most appealing early on, as this veers toward dryer tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020."—JL 

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2010
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 "A seductive style that’s openly fruity, showing supple plum and black cherry notes, with floral scents and spices, turning creamy and gaining a mocha-espresso-vanilla scent that’s enticing. Finishes with a smooth texture, fine-grained tannins and then another burst of fruit.

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 Young and appropriately vibrant and grapey. Homes in on pure currant and blackberry fruit, veering briefly toward cedar and tobacco before tightening on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. 58,300 cases made."–JL  "The aromas are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"The latest vintage of Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon has just been released and fans will not be disappointed. While the current vintage has not been rated. Wine Spectator rated the 2009 for Napa Valley Cabernet 94-97 points. In typical Caymus fashion, the 2009 shows remarkable balance and is

Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauv 2001
"Special Selection has always been considered a slightly more complex wine that historically has proven to be more age worthy. Theres truth to this belief - in retrospective tastings the Special Selection has outlived its sibling, the "Napa Valley" Cabernet Sauvignon. As a rule, the Special has had

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 1.5L
"The aromas are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. We created this wine to be low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing

Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
 "The aromas are layered with pipe tobacco, fermentation pumice, log cabin fire, moist steel, dried Poblano peppers and fine quality oak. Sweet, toasty fresh brown spice leads to the impression of richness and complexity. We created this wine to be low in tartness yet abundant in tannins, providing