Caymus Vineyards is located in the Rutherford section of Napa Valley in California. The winery produces two Cabernet Sauvignons and a Zinfandel, with the latter only available from their tasting room.
The 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 16 months in French oak. The label listed ABV was 14.4%.
I had previously tasted, and greatly enjoyed, the 2007 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon. I came across the 2009 in Wine Sellers and was interested to see what this vintage held in store. The first bottle was tasted at home in early June 2012.
One week after that tasting, I found myself at a fabulous New York City steakhouse called The Strip House (it’s a steakhouse, people!) with Hammer, my good friend and counselor. (I first dined at The Strip House with my neighbor two weeks earlier, the same one who introduced me to Biale Black Chicken. Yes, what a great neighbor!). I spied the 2009 Caymus on the wine list and immediately suggested it. Over the next several hours, we discussed the fate of the Western world, the deliciousness of both the steak and the goose fat potatoes, and we consumed a lot of the 2009 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon.
My notes which follow are from my home tasting, not the steakhouse.