2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon

Category: California SKU: 10084 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Caymus Vineyards
Region: Napa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: RP 96 WS 91
Price: $54.98
Reg: $84.99
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2012 Caymus Vineyards 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon
1972 was a watershed year in the Napa Valley. That year saw the founding or first wines from some of Napa's greatest Cabernet producers— among them Chateau Montelena, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Diamond Creek, Silver Oak, and Caymus. Those five alone make the "Class of '72" one of the greatest ever in the Napa Valley.

To celebrate their fortieth vintage, Caymus Vineyards has done a special anniversary bottling of their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes it all the greater is that it comes from the spectacular 2012 vintage. Robert Parker said of the 2012 vintage, "The resulting wines are exactly what we have come to expect from top years in Napa Valley ... a great vintage that appears to be a no-brainer..."

Reviews

Robert Parker 96 Points

They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing! 

Wine Spectator 91 Points

Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character. Drink now through 2026. 122,158 cases made.–JL