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Caymus 2018 'Special Selection' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Caymus 2018 'Special Selection' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

For the power Cabernet crowd.
Wine Spectator
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WS 94
For the power Cabernet crowd.
Wine Spectator

Mission Codename Veni Vidi Vici

VERY Special Selection…

94 points from Wine Spectator. At a Caymus industry event earlier this year, it offered everything you’d hope for - straight decadence, or as the review notes, “lush and polished…velvety” and CHOCK full of deep fruit. We grabbed every bottle allocated so that you could have these.

According to Wine Spectator “Special Selection has been named Wine of the Year in 2 vintages (a record), but Chuck Wagner is not one to rest on his laurels. He’s always learning from the past and looking toward the future.” and they describe the 2018 vintage as “a spectacular year, with wines that are rich and dark, but detailed, restrained in style and very terroir-driven.”

This may be the last chance to pile up before it inevitably sells out! It’s already out there on retail shelves at $300+ so once it breaks that record again, $500 is the next step. Or $190, here, the best price around.

Quite possibly the most recognized Cabernet from Napa needs no introduction. Love it or leave it, you have to recognize it as one of the most popular wines in the world. And Special Selection takes things up a notch, or two.

In each vintage, Caymus sets aside the best barrels of their Napa Valley Cabernet to produce a Special Selection. Distinguished by extremely fine, velvety tannins and enjoyable upon release or with aging. A wine of structure with an intense concentration of supple flavors and dark fruits.

Powerful and loaded with silky black fruit, buttery soft tannins, and a seamless integration of expensive oak. It serves up GOBS of blackberry, cherries, crème de cassis, black licorice, sweet violets, melted dark chocolate, plums, vanilla, and much more. Always opulent, and a huge crowd-pleaser, but also something you might want to just hoard for your own personal enjoyment.

Oh, and according to Wine-Searcher again you’re looking at one of “The 10 Most Popular Napa Wines in the World” in 2023… as “this release from Caymus Vineyards is a remarkably dry, bold Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of dark fruit.”

Just sayin’

94 Points – Wine Spectator

“Lush and polished, with waves of cassis and blackberry compote pouring through, underscored by chocolate, espresso crema and roasted vanilla bean. Maintains a lush, velvety feel through the lengthy finish, where flashes of sweet tobacco and warm earth peek through. For the power Cabernet crowd. Best from 2024 through 2038.”

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What the Winery Says 2018 'Special Selection' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Caymus
Caymus
Winemaker
Jenny Wagner
Varietal
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2018
Alcohol
15.7%
Appellation
Napa Valley
Soils
Loam, clay, & silt
Aging
18 months
Barrels
New & Used French Oak

About the Winery Caymus

Caymus Winemaker Jenny Wagner
Caymus Winemaker Jenny Wagner
Caymus 2018 'Special Selection' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
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