2004 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
(USA, California, Napa Valley)
2004 was still a touch young but screamed of potential. A few more years and this Caymus will be right on. It was edging toward it’s big brother Caymus Special select in taste but was just not as mature and it did not have the nice old world feel that the special select has. However the nose was coming through with old world. Nice fruit flowers and earthy. Deep purple with hints of bright red around the edges. The dark fruit on the palate was juicy and had substance. Loads of a deep purple plum in the background. Wine was very tight upon opening. The cherry came through strong but the tobacco was too strong on the mid palate and finish. The finish was a little disjointed from the rest of the wine but you got the feeling it will mature. Overall a really nice wine but we paid about 100 bucks for it and I would say overpriced at that level. I would give this about a 40-50 dollar thumbs up. Although worth a try if you have not had it.
From Gary Vaynerchuk:
(CAYMUS NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON) #1; NOSE-sweet oak, black cherry, blackberry, chocolate, mocha; TASTE-black currant, big tannin structure, very dark, luscious, long finish, blackberry; this ROCKS!; RP-91/93; GV-93 93 points