Owned for 40 years in Rutherford, California by the Wagner family, the Caymus wines are some of the most dependable and tasty produced in Napa Valley.
Over the course of time, they’ve diversified with several product lines and quality levels. The Caymus wines comprise their top tier – followed by Mer Soleil, Connundrum, Belle Glos and Emmolo.
This Caymus Zinfandel didn’t disappoint.
The wine is deep ruby with significantly inky legs and has medium plus, rich aromas and flavours of tobacco leaf, berry, spice box, vanilla and licorice fern. It’s dry on the palate with a satisfying medium plus body and acidity with medium ripe slightly grippy tannins.
Although it has an astounding 15.2% abv putting it soundly into the high alcohol -heck, almost fortified- level, it is very integrated and dare I say, surprisingly unnoticeable.
WSET ‘Very Good’; drinking well now or may be held for 2-3 years more.