From the Cellar
Caymus 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (California)23 Dec 2021
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(January 30, 2021) ... Starts off with leathery and smoky notes followed by dark berry fruit, oak, and vanilla, which starts to emerge after about 15-20 minutes of being open. After an hour to an hour-and-a-half the alcohol starts to permeate the nose, then it comes to the palate, by this time I spun the bottle around and see that it is 15.2% - the alcohol has now come to play and stays there ... by the hour two-and-a-half hour mark it's chewy with mocha , black cherry, and chocolate but that alcohol keeps getting in the way. Rats.