Saturday, May 30, 2009

Quixotic Caymus

In case you didn't know

Quixotic : (adjective)

1. Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality.
2. Capricious; impulsive: “At worst his scruples must have been quixotic, not malicious” (Louis Auchincloss)

2006 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet

Sorry, I couldn't help myself this is without a doubt one of a trifecta of undoubtedly perfectly crafted wines from California, In my opinion of course. It is not necessarily a summer wine, or one fit for BBQ but it is fit for an air conditioned dinner, with a red sauce or maybe a roast, this wine is huge and full of fruit. It has a deep garnet and ruby color with a pleasant clear rim showing this wonderful wines youth. With Aromas of Vanilla, hints of dried rose petals, and potpourri, dark fruits and blackberry, plum. On the palate creamy vanilla, nicely balanced tannin. Balanced, fruit forward with endless complexity . Hints of Acai berry, pomegranate, Swedish fish and German Raspberry. A very exaggerated finish spelled by perfection, velvety smooth tannin that will age well for 10-15 years, but drinks like a dream now. This wine is almost too complex and structured to really even write about it but I gave it my best shot. It is the essence of perfection. Nothing else can be said, other than I think that this needs to be drunk before you die.

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