Is Caymus Special Selection worth it?
Caymus’ wines aren’t worth as much on the secondary market as Opus One in part because these wines aren’t quite as rare. Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection is worth about $200 to $250 per bottle (although top-quality and older vintages are frequently worth significantly more).
Does Caymus wine age well?
At first, Caymus Special Selection was aged up to 4 years in a combination of new and old, French oak barrels. Today, more new oak is used, up to 90%, but the aging time has been reduced to an average of 18 months. Caymus Special Selection remains a high quality wine, with a soft, elegant, yet ripe and rich quality.
What are the best years for Caymus Cabernet?
To help you in picking your Caymus bottle, here are the best-reviewed and rated vintages from Caymus wine selections.
- 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is polished and smooth.
- 2015 Caymus Special Selection.
- 1997 Caymus Special Selection.
Which year of Opus One is the best?
My favorite vintage of Opus One, prior to 2007 remains the 1996. Things continued to improve with the wines of Opus One in subsequent vintages as grapes from the To Kalon vineyard were now part of the wine. As of today, 2013 is the best wine in the history of the estate.
What wine is comparable to Caymus?
No $25 Napa Cab will approach the quality of Caymus. That being said, Try Beringer Napa or Mondavi Napa for a decent Napa Cabernet for under $25. For California, I typically recommend Kendall Jackson (Grand Reserve or Grand Estates or something like that) as it is readily available.
How much is a bottle of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon?
Prices and ratings of Caymus vintages
|WINE NAME||VINTAGE||AVERAGE PRICE IN USD|
|Conundrum by Caymus California white||2019||$17|
|Caymus Vineyard Napa Valley red, Cabernet Sauvignon||2018||$93|
|Caymus Vineyard Napa Valley red, Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection||2018|
|Conundrum by Caymus California red||2018||$26|
Why is Opus One wine so expensive?
In short, that means Opus One is always a Cabernet-based blend aged in new oak, and (like many Bordeaux wines) the exact blend changes every year. That means that at Opus One, there are over three dozen giant steel fermentation tanks all being monitored and tended separately during harvest.