June 19, 2009 Wine Deals E-Blast
Gary walked out of his morning meeting, and came directly to my desk with a smile that could only mean one thing - there's something special brewing! And I was right - the 2007 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet will be arriving sometime near the end of July, and because of the wine's immense popularity, we're going to let you in on the chance to buy now, before you have to fight off the masses!
This wine is one of Gary's favorites (as well as mine) and we're excited at the chance to finally get our hands on this much talked about vintage!
The merits of the '07 vintage in Napa have been widely agreed upon as particularly great when it comes to California Cabernet and the growing season left the grapes in pristine condition. While it does have ageing potential, Caymus has made it a point to give their wines a drinkable quality regardless of the bottle age; so that means you can pop open a bottle and enjoy whenever you want!
The color is very dark and extracted, almost black with a purple core full of intensity. The nose has a beautiful perfume of black and blue fruits with complexity I have not seen in this wine since the 1997 vintage! On the palate, the wine is user friendly with early drinking ability, but the tannins provide excellent structure. The finish has just the right amount of well-integrated, fine grained tannins that allows for early drinking and will pair well with protein now, but the massive nature of this baby will reward you for many more years.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Ripe and fleshy, with rich plum, wild berry, spice and savory herb notes that are complex, full-bodied and expansive on the palate, ending with firm tannins and a dash of espresso. Drink now through 2016. 37,800 cases made.–JL