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Auction archive: Lot number 987

CAYMUS VINEYARDS, SPECIAL SELECTION, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$1,331
Auction archive: Lot number 987

CAYMUS VINEYARDS, SPECIAL SELECTION, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1999

Estimate
US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:
US$1,331
Beschreibung:

Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Napa Lot 987: Slightly scuffed capsules This spent 17 months in 100% new French oak and was bottled early to capture the fruit and freshness. So pretty, showy and delicious on the nose. This is a massive wine, totally disguised. Utterly divine, brilliantly conceived. All the freshness and beauty are there instead of having a blunt giant. Bravo. SS. Lot 987 6 mags (cn) per lot: USD 1200-1800 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

Auction archive: Lot number 987
Auction:
Datum:
10 Sep 2011
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Caymus Vineyards, Special Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Napa Lot 987: Slightly scuffed capsules This spent 17 months in 100% new French oak and was bottled early to capture the fruit and freshness. So pretty, showy and delicious on the nose. This is a massive wine, totally disguised. Utterly divine, brilliantly conceived. All the freshness and beauty are there instead of having a blunt giant. Bravo. SS. Lot 987 6 mags (cn) per lot: USD 1200-1800 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

Auction archive: Lot number 987
Auction:
Datum:
10 Sep 2011
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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