In 1972, Chuck Wagner started Caymus Vineyards with his parents, Charlie and Lorna, with a humble plan and an uncharted future. The Wagner family were farmers with deep roots in the Napa Valley. In 1857, Chuck Wagner’s great-great grandfather captained a wagon train to California from Bible Grove, Missouri. Working together for decades, Chuck Wagner and his parents established the family’s work ethic, appetite for innovation, down-to-earth sensibility, and deep appreciation of the pleasures of good food and wine enjoyed with family and friends.
Each year, Caymus sets aside the best barrels of their Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley to produce Special Selection. Distinguished by extremely fine, velvety tannins and enjoyable upon release or with ageing. A wine of structure with an intense concentration of supple flavours and dark fruits.
93 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine
The Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon has a long-standing excellent reputation. I started my journey with this wine with the 1975 vintage and am pleased to report that this wine is truckin' along nicely. This wine rocks with aromas and flavours of black fruit and complementary oak nuances. Enjoy it with a grilled, thick, well-marbled ribeye.