2013 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
— $184.75 btl / $1,108.50 cs (case of 6 x 750ml)
— $398.75 btl / $2,392.50 cs (case of 6 x 1500ml, magnum size)
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is the only wine in the world twice honored as “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator Magazine, chosen amongst approximately 10,000 wines. We have the 2013 vintage available in regular 750ml bottle as well as 1500ml magnum.
The 2013 vintatge was scored 95 points, and chosen by Wine Spectator for their top 100 wines of 2016, collectibles:
“Zeroes in on a rich, hedonistic core of wild berry, blackberry, plum and currant, with a graceful, elegant mouthfeel and supple, caressing tannins leading to a long, powerful and refined aftertaste that keeps reverberating while maintaining a strong personality.“ (July, 2016)
Limited supply! Last vintage at this price, as the price for the 2014 Special Selection vintage will increase.
Drink: Now or over the next 14 years
Type/Variety/Body: Dry red, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Full-body
Service: Best served at a temperature of 15.5°C (the cool temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift). Decant 1-3 hours before tasting
Food Pairing: Veal, pork, beef, lamb, game, ribs, barbecue, roasted or braised red meat and stews
It was in 1972 that Chuck Wagner and his parents decided to go “all in” and formalize the family’s long-standing tradition of winemaking when they recognized they could make a better living by selling the great quality ‘home’ wines from grapes they were growing on their property. They established their own winery and decided to name it “Caymus Vineyards,” after Rancho Caymus, a Mexican land grant owned by George Yount that encompassed their land.
In 1975, Chuck Wagner and his father, Charlie, noticed that there were a few barrels of Cabernet that tasted better than the rest, so they decided to separate them from the batch and bottle under a new label called “Special Selection.”
In 1989, Wine Spectator awarded them the prestigious “Top Wine of the Year Award” for their 1984 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, and again five years later for their 1990 vintage. While it’s true that Caymus Vineyards is the only winery in the world to have twice earned Wine Spectator’s highest accolade, they did not stop there, it simply motivated them to keep striving to make better and better wines each and every year.
It’s been over 40 years since the Wagners founded Caymus Vineyards, and today they are proud to showcase a collection of wines that have a reputation for quality and consistency, produced from the premiere winegrowing regions of California. Charlie Wagner died at his Rutherford home in February 2002, in his 90th year, however, his son Chuck Wagner continues to oversee the making of world-renowned Caymus Cabernets and he is thankful to have three of his four children: Charlie, Joseph and Jenny Wagner, farming the land alongside him and carrying on the family legacy.
The renowned quality of Caymus wines is the result of a singular focus on premium grape growing in a climate where the soil and grape variety work together in perfect harmony. The result is a superior Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine offers a rich, dense ruby color with hints of dark fruit including blackberry and currant on the nose interlaced with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and crème de cassis. After decanting the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish on the palate. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety qualities with supple density. Rich, fine-rained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.