Caymus Cabernet Sauvingon 2004 wine review by (PB)
Every now and again a wine comes along that defines what wine should be. You can read the blogs and mags and they always seem to point to the classic Bordeaux or some extraordinary, and essentially unobtainable, California Cabernet like Screaming Eagle. But the other night (NW) brought up a bottle of this Napa Cabernet which was simply one of the very best Cabernets I have had from anywhere in the world.
Yes the wine will run you a pretty penny (around $70) but no where near the number of pretty pennies the over priced Bordeaux or the over priced Napa boutique Cabs will run you --if you can even get them...
It is a dark black cherry color with a room filling bouquet; great Cab nose and layers that unfold even as I swirl. Licorice and vegetal notes full of dark rich fruit abound.
In the mouth this wine is just plain tasty and approachable with great structure and educated tannins--delicious!
With time it opens to a fully sensual experience that is just juicy wine at its best. Absolutely wowing! Raise a glass if you have the means. Thanks (NW).