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2012 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

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ITEM 8244659 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
eduro 1 $195 $195
2 $195
Item Sold Amount Date
I8251083 1 $195 Jun 5, 2022
I8244660 3 $195 May 29, 2022
I8244659 1 $195 May 29, 2022
I8234524 3 $195 May 22, 2022
I8224676 1 $195 May 15, 2022
I8196363 6 $205 Apr 24, 2022
I8160193 4 $240 Apr 3, 2022
I8125641 2 $205 Feb 27, 2022
I8116129 1 $215 Feb 20, 2022
I8116127 1 $195 Feb 20, 2022
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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

Creamy, sweet crème de cassis fruit, blackberries, a touch of graphite and vanilla..exuberant, boisterous, in-your-face.. a fruit bomb...Full-bodied and opulent with stunning concentration and richness... voluptuous texture

94Wine Spectator

Exhibits a delicious, up-front core of juicy dark berry, blackberry, black licorice and creamy, toasty, vanilla-scented oak.

PRODUCER

Caymus

Caymus Vineyards' roots trace back to the Wagner family, who left San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake to farm in Rutherford, Napa Valley. By 1915 they were producing bulk wines and during the 1940s they were known for their excellent grapes and home made wines. The commercial winery was founded in 1972 when the family decided to produce wine as a business. By the late 1980s Caymus wines were winning prestigious awards. Today the winery is run by Chuck Wagner, who was born and raised on the estate, and the wines are considered some of the valley’s finest. The estate includes more than 60 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Caymus produces about 70,000 cases a year.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.