2007 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
***Highly Recommended*** A firm, ripe, muscular wine that’s tight, deep, structured, intense and concentrated, serving up a mix of ripe currant, cassis, plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit that’s clean, pure, complex and layered, with touches of anise, cedar and black licorice. Ends with chewy tannins. Best from 2011 through 2019. (JL)
Seductive nose of blueberries, mulberries, mint, tar, cinnamon, and cloves. Full-bodied, with a firm tannin structure. Very round and polished with a firm long finish. Layered and beautiful. Don't touch it for at least three years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (100% Cabernet Sauvignon, now bottled earlier than in the past) exhibits an inky/blue/purple color in addition to sweet aromas of cassis, graphite, licorice, tobacco leaf and toasty oak. Bold, flamboyant and opulent, it should drink well for 15+ years. (RP)
Suave and plush in the typical Caymus style. To European palates, it may seem too soft and hedonistic, yet this wine improves remarkably with cellaring. (LM)
Winemaker Chuck Wagner describes the 2007 as having a concentrated bouquet of dark berries and cassis that open up to reveal black cherry, currant, blueberry, chocolate, spice and smoke flavors on the palate. A broad mouthfeel with firm texture at this point, this fruit-filled wine holds it's power through the long, velvety finish.