1996 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Attractive creamy, toasty oak up-front, with supple currant and black cherry folding in beneath. Though it remains complex on the finish, it comes up shy in depth and added dimensions compared with previous vintages. Grapes are from the sources normally used for the Special Selection, which was not made in '96. Drink now through 2007. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 26,000 cases made.