2001 Caymus Special Selection

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Caymus has been around for so long there is a tendency to under-estimate their wines. However, they have a brilliant track record as evidenced by the decade old 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Selection. Abundant chocolaty, black currant, licorice and coffee aromas soar from the glass of this perfumed wine. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, wonderful opulence, a deep, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous depth and not a hard edge to be found...

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Sokolin 2001 Caymus Special Selection Tasting Notes:

You can't find such a dazzling wine just anywhere. One of California's finest, the 1997 Caymus has an easily recognized signature reflected in its dark red color and impressive richness on the palate. The Wagner family may have dived in the winemaking waters with an uncertain future ahead, but the hard work and the love they've put into these wines has certainly paid off.

This beauty was as approachable while it was a youngster, thanks to the ripe tannins and fascinating, sweet fruit flavors. However, it aged with such grace that you can consider it one of the most remarkable mature wines today. Mostly made of Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety, the 1997 Caymus offers a beautiful, but solemn bouquet of violets, blackberries, cassis, and a touch of tar and leather. The superb flavors of plum, cherry, and tobacco tiptoe gently on your taste buds as if they're trying to tease you and dare you to drink more. No need to postpone uncorking your bottle - drink now and take delight in this mouthwatering delicacy.
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Vintage 2001
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Caymus
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Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Customer Reviews
  1. It was so drinkable and yummy
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    I 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!


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  2. Still on its peak, and it's aging with impressive style.
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    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.


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