2012 Caymus "40th Anniversary" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (1L)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I am old enough to remember Chuck Wagner and his father, who I first met at Caymus in the late seventies. This is clearly one of Napa Valley’s iconic wineries, as well as one that, amazingly, never went through a bad patch. Obviously, no matter which generation is in the driver’s seat (or should I say tractor’s seat), Caymus Vineyard knows how to deliver flavor and deliciousness. (RP)
Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character. (JL)
With a special bottle and label for their 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus is ready to celebrate this epic 2012 vintage. Charlie and Lorna Wagner with their son Chuck began this now iconic Napa Valley winery in 1972. Chuck is now the owner and winemaker, and has this to offer: "This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage: deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon."