Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Appellation: Napa Valley Region: California Country: United States
Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by Charles Wagner. The vineyard, situated on the family's estate in the Rutherford District of the Napa Valley, is particularly known for its highly sought after 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which spends significant time in oak, can be one of California's most riveting wines. First made in 1975, there have been some exceptionally concentrated, powerful wines that are still young and evolving (i.e, the 1978, 1976, and 1975). The decade of the eighties produced less profound Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, with the exception of the 1984 and 1985. Since then, the wine has moved to less of a blockbuster style, with the emphasis on more elegance, without sacrificing the wine's richness and intensity. Caymus Vineyards consistently producing some of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet.