— CaymusVineyards (@caymuscab) June 2, 2014
To celebrate their 40th vintage, Caymus Vineyards has released a 40th Anniversary special edition of their 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and they are organizing a HUGE anniversary party which they hope will be the largest virtual Twitter tasting ever, with wine writers, bloggers, collectors, enthusiasts and consumers across the country to participating.
People are saying that the 2012 vintage will be exceptional–no frosts, mild spring, warm dry summer free of heat spikes which results in a classic rich black cherry plum and tobacco Napa Cabernet that I am excited to open in a few minutes and taste in 90!
YOU ARE INVITED to JOIN US! If you live in the Ventura area, you can find this special bottling at the Ventura Wine Company for $55.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: Twitter tasting 2:00pm PT (5:00pm ET) to 2:30pm PT (5:30pm ET); party starts 1pm
Wine: Caymus Vineyards 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP $60)
After the Twitter tasting and 40th Anniversary Party, this would be a great wine to have tonight or cork it and save it for tomorrow to celebrate Father’s Day with! Perfect to pair with prime rib, rib eye steak, Porterhouse steak, tritip…well, you get the idea! Don’t worry about corking it and setting it in the fridge or a cool place until tomorrow–it will probably be even better after being open for a day or two (that’s what I’m planning on doing–if we can hold back and not drink the whole bottle today!)
And if you’re wondering whether you should hold until the bottle or drink it now? Well I bet this baby will be even better with a few years on it–just as long as you store it properly in a cool dark place.
Note: This wine was provided to me as a sample for my review and participation consideration.