History and Background
Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Caymus Vineyards was founded in 1972 by the Wagner family. With roots in Napa dating back to the 1850s, the Wagner family's dedication to the art of winemaking has spanned generations. Under the guidance of Chuck Wagner, who started the vineyard with his parents, Charlie and Lorna, Caymus has grown to become one of Napa's most iconic and respected wineries.
Vineyards and Terroir
Caymus Vineyards benefits from the diverse terroir of Napa Valley:
Soil Composition: The vineyards feature a mix of loamy, alluvial soils, which contribute to the rich and robust flavors of their wines.
Grape Varieties: While Caymus is best known for its exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon, the estate also produces a range of other varietals, reflecting the versatility of the Napa terroir.
Wine Style and Production
Caymus Vineyards is celebrated for producing wines that are:
- Rich, full-bodied, and characterized by their depth and complexity.
- Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring each bottle captures the essence of the estate's commitment to excellence.
The winemaking philosophy at Caymus emphasizes both tradition and innovation, ensuring that each vintage is both reflective of its terroir and representative of the Wagner family's legacy.
Caymus Vineyards' Cabernet Sauignon, especially their Special Selection, has consistently been among the highest-rated and most sought-after wines from Napa Valley. The winery's commitment to quality and its deep roots in Napa have solidified its position as a benchmark producer in the region.
Caymus Vineyards stands as a beacon of excellence in Napa Valley. Through a combination of deep-rooted family values, a commitment to quality, and a profound understanding of the Napa terroir, the winery produces wines that are both evocative of their origin and rank among the world's finest. For those passionate about the wines of Napa Valley, Caymus Vineyards offers a taste of the region's depth, power, and elegance.