This is a fantastic expression of what Caymus does best. Rich Cabernet with all the nuances of tobacco, fruit and leather. Wonderful from the first sip to the lush mouth feel finish. You'll want to smell it, savor it, and share it. I drank this on my anniversary this year and it was absolutely amazing and capped off an incredible weekend!
no decanting require good right from the bottle, very smooth finish, full mouth feel as good maybe better than special select, so good order more when it was available .
Totally WRONG, you need to decanter all wines. Read a book on wines .
Holy Moly, you are TOTALLY WRONG. Not all wines need to be decanted. Certainly whites don't have to be and most young reds haven't formed enough sediment to require decanting. Older reds that have been in the bottle over 5 to 10 years would benefit most with decanting. On the issue of aeration, again younger wines would aerate nicely in the proper wine glass (the type of wine glass at this point is more important than the decanter) and it allows the drinker to enjoy the aromas as he swirls the wine inside the glass to open it up. Since this Caymus is very young I would tend to agree that decanting is unnecessary and allowing it to open up in the glass is sufficient. Perhaps, you need to get another book on wines. Try going to a wine class or two. You might actually learn something.
I own 2008 Special Selection
Is it mature enough to drink now?
Yes, you can drink right away or age it also.
From world class Cabernet producer, we have the Caymus 40th Anniversary Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Who needs Champagne when you've got an amazingly rich Napa Cabernet like this to enjoy for their 40th?? This concentrated Caymus Cabernet is the perfect companion for hearty meat and lamb dishes. If you're able, wait a bit before sampling this beautiful nectar, and give it some time to develop. Your patience will be richly rewarded with the exceptional quality of this vintage ("great" according to the winemaker)... When that day does come, pour a glass and serve it with a ripe Camembert and some austere water crackers while you consider your energy level for the meal. We think this celebratory Napa red will be spectacular with Spanish beef tenderloin Asturias, pan-seared beef tenderloin steaks which are bathed in a delicious blue cheese-white wine sauce. The rich complexity of the wine will match the decadence of the cheese beautifully.