Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tasting the Caymus wines line of red and white wines

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I enjoyed a tasting at TotalWine & More of the Caymus line of wines, with a webcast hosted by Charles Wagner, representing the Wagner Family of Wine selections.  His son Charlie Wagner and daughter Jenny Wagner participated in the session.  



Here's what we sampled:

 Conundrum White 25th Anniversary - clear with light greent hints.  Inspired by this wine: In shorts, enjoying a picnic with the family on a crisp spring day.   Flush, lightly sweet with just the right amount of brightness to keep it fresh and crisp.  Finishes clean.  4 stars.  

Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc Napa - 2014 - Clear with a hint of olive.  This was grown with the clusters brushed at bloom to reduce number of grapes.  Inspired by this wine:  A dining room conversation with good friends while a light  breeze passes through.   Fruty with a hint of alate and minerality.  Clean finish.   3+ stars

 Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay - 2014 - Deep golden in the glass.  Inspired by this wine:  Poking some sticks in the fire pit, ready to cook s'mores.   Bright entry with a full palate - sweetness comes in with the finish.  3+ stars

Mer Soleil Chardonnay Reserve - 2014, Santa Lucia Highlands - Light golden in the glass.   Inspired by this wine:  Settling back on the couch, enjoying the conversation but not feeling the need to guide it along.  Fresh peach fruits on the palate, but fully ripe, with clean acids surrounding.  Balanced finish.  4 stars.



 Conundrum Red 25th Anniversary - Clear with light green hints.  Inspired by this wine:  In shorts, enjoying a picnic with family on a crisp spring day.  Flush, lightly sweet on the palate with just the right amount of brightness to keep it fresh and crisp.  Finishes crisp.  4 stars.  

Emmolo Merlot Napa - 2013 -  Black magenta, opaque almost to the edge of the glass.  Inspired by this wine:  Smoky barbeque in the yard, the beef is almost cooked!  Deep, concentrated black cherry with ash and supportive tannins.  Long, flush, fruity finish.  Awesome 4+ stars.  

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon - 2014, Napa Valley - Black magenta, opaque almost almost to the edge.  Inspired by this wine:  Enjoying a U.S. Memorial Day parader from under a broad oak tree.   Full black cherry and chocolate on the palate, solid tannins and acids, plenty of fruity with clean finish.  4 stars.  

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