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    18:44 PM
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    94 Tb
  • Country Ranking?

    71
  • Region Ranking?

    58
  • Popularity ranking?

    119

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Wagner earns wine group top honor - Charles J. “Chuck” Wagner helped turn a few grape vines behind a barn into a leading Napa Valley winery and an expanding California wine empire.

Mr. Wagner was just 19 in 1972, when he helped form Caymus Vineyards with his parents. In a decade or so, the Rutherford winery emerged as one of the most coveted Napa cabernet sauvignon and today is the cornerstone of the Wagner Family of Wines. The company is, ...

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History

In 1971 Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner and his wife Lorna Belle Glos Wagner asked their son Charles J. (Chuck) Wagner, who had just graduated from high school, if he would be interested in joining them in starting up a winery. If Chuck declined the offer, Charlie and Lorna were planning to sell out of their ranch in Napa Valley and move to Australia. Chuck accepted his parents’ offer to launch the winery, Caymus Vineyards.

The Wagners produced...

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Winemaking

Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons – a “Napa Valley” and the venerable “Special Selection”. Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through “hang time” – a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to “hang” on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins...

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4 different wines with 56 vintages

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