The 2014 Caymus 'Special Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon is a memorable wine that shows the concentration of an epic vintage for Napa Cabernet. Initially aromatically subdued, this wine needs a one hour decant before it begins to fully unwind. This intense wine starts with seductive aromatics of black cherry and black plum along with mocha, tar and sagebrush. There are exceedingly deep flavors of anise, crème de cassis, coffee grounds, creosote and blackberry cobbler which resonate through the core. The fruit weight is exceedingly broad and the plush texture coats the mid-palate. This is a massive, masculine Cabernet which will need least another year to fully amalgamate.
We set aside the best barrels of our Cabernet to produce Special Selection – the only wine in the world honored twice as Wine Spectator magazine’s “Wine of the Year.” Pushing the limits of richness and concentration, this Cabernet is enjoyable upon release or improves with aging a decade or more. Fine, luxurious tannins give structure to intense flavors of supple cacao bean, chocolate and dark fruits.