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Estimate: US$800 - US$1,100
Price realised:  US$908
Lot number 1360, Views: 102

Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 Napa Lovely balance, strength and fruit with tannic backbone - but the mark of these Caymus wines in the 1980s is the soft, ripe character of the tannins. SS. Lot 1360 12 bts (sc) per lot: USD 800-1100 I think I first realized that Caymus Special Selection was not only one of the greatest wines made in California, but a very great wine in the context of world wine-making when I attended one of Bipin Desai's vertiginous vertical tastings. The tasting was held in L.A. and we drank the Special Selections from 1975-1990 over some spectacular food at Valentino. I was deeply impressed by the complexity of the wines which, for me, is the real criterion of quality and I was also struck by Chuck Wagner's direct approach, professionalism and zest for life. More recently, in Napa we did a vertical tasting of younger vintages, which was equally impressive. SS. Quantity: 1

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: Finest & Rarest Wines Including Hermitage La Chapelle 1952 - 2009
Date of the auction: 11 Nov 2011 - 12 Nov 2011
Address: Sotheby's
New York