2001 Caymus Special Selection- 750 ml
Wine Critic Reviews:
Sokolin 2001 Caymus Special Selection Tasting Notes:
The luxurious texture is charmingly inviting you to dive into it without stepping on your breaks. There’s simply no holding back when it comes to this precious wine – you need to let it overwhelm you and be prepared for begging for mercy after just one sip. The intensity of its flavors is almost unbearable. You’ll recognize cherries, blackberries, and even coffee, along with spicy and herbal notes that give this wine a wonderfully refreshing finish that won’t leave your mind or your mouth for quite a long time.
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It was so drinkable and yummyI think I was really close to being a very, very drunk bride! They served this wine at our wedding last year and I couldn't get enough of it. It was so drinkable, sliding easily down your throat, almost as if you weren't drinking alcohol, although it's quite strong. I adore reds, especially Cabernet blends, because blackberry and cherry flavors are my favorites. It was so yummy, I can almost feel the taste in my mouth now that I'm talking about it. I really loved the hints of coffee in the finish…<br/>I asked my husband to get me a bottle for our first anniversary to celebrate it as a romantic throwback to the most beautiful day of our lives. He better remember what he promised!
Still on its peak, and it's aging with impressive style.This Caymus is pure luxury. I tasted it blind at an event a year ago and it's undoubtedly one of the best Napa Valley wines I've ever had. I tried a couple of them, wasn't too impressed with the 1997 bottle as it lacked density on the palate, for example, but this one is simply spellbinding. However, I don't prefer wines that are too sweet, but that's a subjective downside to this bottle. The sweetness may be exactly what some other people will appreciate in this vintage. Quite a fresh aftertaste, too. Makes you wonder what it tasted like in youth, I can only imagine how playful it was, with these intense flavors and fabulous aromas. Still on its peak, and it's aging with impressive style.