|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
A small, inaugural release from Caymus Vineyards, this wine is a California-appellation Cabernet Sauvignon – supple, dark and rich, bearing the signature hallmarks of Caymus. It is sourced from sites throughout the state which feature climatic conditions, soils and topography that are ideally suited to Cabernet. This project stems from excitement over California’s diverse vineyard land, often in lesser-known areas, with the potential to produce exceptional Cabernet.
Caymus has been producing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon since 1972. In the decades since, we have learned a great deal about the conditions that enable the production of this varietal. These conditions can be found in other parts of California. Places from Paso Robles to the lesser-known areas in Lake Monterey and San Benito Counties can produce great Cab. We search for special pockets of land with warm days and cool nights, whose rocky soils mean that vines struggle, thus producing rich, concentrated wine.
Since the early days of Caymus, we have worked to create a signature style of Cabernet - dark and lush, with ripe fruit and luxurious tannins, drinkable upon release or with age. This wine displays that Caymus character. Just as Napa came from obscurity to demand attention, so may other partys of the state, This wine reflects optimism about how much remains to be explored and cultivated in the world of fine winemaking.