Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

I don’t think it’s a surprise to anyone that one of my all-time favorite wines is Caymus.  Just take a look at what is on my bar on our blog.  Make no mistake this is not an inexpensive wine, however for special occasions I think it’s well worth it.  How about a 30th wedding anniversary.  So it was for me and my lovely wife.  We decided to splurge and take this bottle with us out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants.   What a great night with a great wife and a great wine.  This wine is big, bold and very complex.  We started off with a gourmet cheese plate.  The cheeses brought out so many different characters of this wine.  It really paired well with the sweet and sharp cheeses.  They brought out a licorice quality that was a real surprise.          Of course you still have the rich, jammy yet toasty Cab but with added qualities like licorice and spice that make this wine so special.   Make sure you let this one breath at least 1 hour before drinking.  This wine is still available in some stores and can be bought online as well.  Prices vary but they range from $79 to $140.  This is an incredible wine that will make any anniversary special.  I give this wine 5 glasses.  Awesome!

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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