From Chuck Wagner
"I feel this expresses the greatness of California and its hidden pockets where Cabernet can excel. The cold Pacific Ocean running the whole length of the state presents maritime influences - and with each small distance eastward the climate warms. Stony soils, south facing slopes and moderate warm conditions are keys to producing dark, rich and good tasting Cabernet"
SOURCING: Places from Paso Robles to lesser-known areas in Lake, Monterey and San Benito Counties can produce great Cab. We search for special pockets of land in CA with warm days and cool nights, whose rocky soils mean that vines struggle, thus producing rich, concentrated wine.
STYLE: Since the early days of Caymus, we have worked to create a signature style of Cabernet- dark and lush, with ripe fruit and luxurious tannins, drinkable upon release or with age. This wine displays the Caymus character.
We envision a "lifting up" of both growers and communities that have not been in the spotlight. Caymus began in Napa Valley, and that will always be our home. However, there is much to be excited about in a broader stretch of California.