Feb 112014
2010 Caymus Vineyards Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $130 (S) – Rating 97

Truly an extraordinary wine, the kind only a few select winegrowers can produce, even from the best Napa Valley fruit. The nose is robust with aromas of dark cherry pie with hints of campfire smoke and mocha. For full effect this big boy needs an hour or more to decant. A soft and luxurious mouth-feel, full-bodied with balanced tannins and enough acidity for pairing with a juicy porterhouse, but this wine, in my opinion, should be enjoyed all on it’s own. Bold flavors abound of black cherry, blueberry and chocolate/cacao with notes of black pepper and smoke. A bit of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Apr 042013
2010 Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA, $72 (S) – Rating 93

It would be nice sometimes to just review a wine as Delicious… This Cabernet is Delicious! An expressive nose of dark cherry, ripe plum with subtle notes of chocolate and leather. Soft to moderate tannins with beautifully balanced acidity. Flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, dark fruit, vanilla and spice with hints of leather. Pleasant notes of cocoa become more pronounced on the finish, as the wine opens. Buy This Wine