It was exciting, in a geeky kind of way, to share this new wine and discuss it with thousands of fellow oenophiles, some great friends who I've never met.....at least not in person.
Tweeting, retweeting, favoring to the point that the hashtag of Caymus40th briefly topped #WorldCup2014 in trending. Now that's impressive.
People tasted the anniversary cab in conference rooms, in living rooms and at Total Wine stores across the country, where the former $4.50 bottle (in 1972), now sells for $60.
The wine making Wagner family joined in the virtual tasting with a live webcast where they discussed the Caymus brand; its history, vineyards, varietals and the inspiration for the anniversary bottling.
To me this was a perfect cab for a mass tasting on Father's Day weekend. It tasted like my Dad's pipe used to smell when he smoked back in the day; that rich tobacco, cherry, vanilla and spice aroma. The wine is strong and masculine yet fruit driven, with lots of dark berries. It will be lovely with a little more time in the bottle, however, it is drinking nicely now.
Happy Anniversary Caymus. Bravo!