Caymus 'Special Select' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
More than a classic example of Caymus Cabernet, this wine exemplifies the uniquely singular Caymus “house character.” Our intentions over the decades have been to make subtle changes in order to improve wine quality – in the vineyard and in the winery. One may ask why change a good thing? In short, my answer is that Napa Valley, while born with great climate and soils for grapes (especially Cab), is a hotbed of competition, and this has generated improvements. Can you imagine, in one small valley, hundreds of winemakers all struggling to make their mark? From what I have seen “Napa” is the most competitive wine community in the entire world – and continued change is just part of the fabric here.