Between labels Caymus, Mer Soleil, Conundrum, Emmolo, Red Schooner, Sea Sun, Bonanza, and Caymus-Suisun, over 279,200 of our users have rated Wagner Family wines! Caymus holds the lion’s share as a 4.6-Star winery with 161,000+ ratings—the equivalent of the most prolonged standing ovation you’ve ever witnessed.
Their 2018 Caymus-Suisun (pronounced su-soon) Grand Durif Napa Valley red hails from Wine Spectator’s “picture-perfect” 2018 growing season—a DYNAMITE year. Drawing all kinds of critical raves, including this Parker description: “The best wines have fantastic intensity and depth,” which could easily be a review of this 2018 Caymus-Suisun, from the Suisun Valley which is a 40-minute drive southeast of Caymus.
The AVA boasts warm days and cool nights, which provide the perfect conditions to ripen Petite Sirah—referred to as the “Durif” grape in Europe, which was propagated throughout southeastern France in the 1880s by one Dr. Durif. The Wagners tacked on “Grand” to the wine name because, in classic Wagner-fashion, the style is unabashedly grand. Vivino user Virginia S. said it best: “Hot damn. Amazing wine. Ah. Maze. Ing. Rich, inky dark, full bodied, dark fruit, tannin, even on the nose, gorgeous. Love, love, love.” 4.4 Stars for all vintages! Over 3,300 Ratings!