Posts Tagged Caymus

2012 Meiomi Pinot Noir, California

Blended from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the premium appellations of Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, and Sonoma County. It’s nearly opaque with a dark ruby hue. Can a wine smell like Autumn? Mulling spices, cranberry, fleshy cherry and plum,... Read more

2012 Conundrum White, California

Lightly effervescent, clear straw color. The perfumed nose evokes honeysuckle, orange blossom, rosewater, and exotic tropical fruits. At first sip, this blended white is overtly sweet and viscous, with flavors of honeyed oranges and a dash of cream.... Read more

2011 Conundrum Red, California

At first glance, this is a glass-staining purple/black in color – quite unusual in a moderately priced red blend. A rich perfume arises from the glass, delivering clove, dark flowers, and fleshy dark fruits. It is velvety smooth in the mouth,... Read more

Caymus Vineyards: Revisiting an Old Friend

By Glen Frederiksen Attending the "simulcast" of the Wagner Family of Wines (mostly) 2011 vintage release event brought back a flood of memories for me. As I have chronicled, 1983 was the year of my wine epiphany. In the five years that followed,... Read more

2011 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Glass-staining black/violet in hue, this legendary wine sports a varietal nose of dark flowers, black plum and black currants, with additional complexity coming from cedar, mint, baking spices and light herbal notes. Rich, round and concentrated in... Read more

2011 Caymus ‘Conundrum’ White Wine, California

First produced in 1989, this is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Vinified with residual sweetness, this seductive wine has a perfumed nose of rose geranium and citrus blossom honey. On the palate, the... Read more

The Wagner Legacy Continues: Caymus and Beyond

By Glen Frederiksen Fellow Las Vegas winos, there is a treat for you coming to town. I have written in the past that the opening of (now two) Total Wine stores in the greater Las Vegas area has helped step up the retail wine game in our fair... Read more

2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

There are perhaps a dozen Napa Valley wineries that can be counted on to produce world-class Cabernet Sauvignon year after year, with little vintage variance. Caymus is one of them, and the reason is that the Wagner family embraces the concept of a... Read more