2019 Caymus, Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Case of 6 btls NYR

Caymus Wines: The Pinnacle of Napa Cabernet Wines

As one of the most sought-after names in Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Vineyards is an enduring benchmark of California excellence and a critics' favorite. This prominent stance in Napa Valley is solidified with the family estate’s long history in the region with roots tracing back to the 1850s and winemaking traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Caymus Vineyards History - The Wagner Family Legacy

Caymus Vineyards’ Wagner family is deeply intertwined with Napa Valley's history and winemaking tradition. In 1906, Carl Wagner first planted grapes in Rutherford, setting the stage for a legacy that would span generations. His son, Charlie Wagner, born on the family farm in 1912, married high school sweetheart, Lorna Belle Glos, in 1934, uniting two lineages each of a rich winemaking heritage. Together, they purchased land in Rutherford, where Charlie planted Pinot Noir, “Johannisberg” Riesling (a previous nomenclature for Riesling), and, most importantly, Cabernet Sauvignon, laying the foundation for what would become Caymus Vineyards.

Caymus Vineyards was officially established in 1972 by Charlie and Lorna, along with their son, Chuck Wagner. The family estate quickly developed a reputation for their dense and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon, winning awards and critical acclaim over the decades. Their prestige continues on today with Chuck maintaining the high-standards that has always kept Caymus wines at a premium quality level.

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - 40th Anniversary Bottle

The 2012 40th Anniversary bottling is a Special Release Cabernet Sauvignon that has earned high praise from critics. Robert Parker praised its “dense purple/black color…copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture,” describing it as "spectacular…a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family."

This celebratory release embodies the essence of Napa Valley and the Wagner family's reputation. The 2012 vintage was a stellar year in Napa Valley, which translates to depth and complexity in the wine, especially now with over a decade of time in bottle. The wine’s lavish mouthfeel, dark blackcurrant notes, and supple tannic structure are all hallmarks of the Caymus style, which has only evolved to become more enchanting with age.

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