2007 Caymus "Special Selection" Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (Pre-Arrival)
96 points Wine Spectator: "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." (05/10) 93 points Robert Parker: "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." (12/10) You've heard that 2007 was a superlative vintage in 2007, now's your chance to taste for youself with one of the Napa Valley's most esteemed wines, vintage after vintage. Caymus introduced the "Special Selection" more than 30 years ago, and it has consistently recieved raves from critics and customers alike. 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. Wine is due November 2009!