The Wagner family has been farming in the Napa valley since 1941 although it was not until the 1960s that Charlie Wagner planted grapes for wine production. Camyus`s fame is based on its Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which was first produced in 1975 and is made entirely from fruit grown on a 14 acre plot on the famed Rutherford Bench. Caymus's Special Selection is aged in barriques for up to four years & bottled without fining or filtration. It is an immensely rich full-bodied Cabernet, which is approachable in youth yet benefits substantially from a few years bottle ageing. Initially the wine was made by Randy Dunn - he left in 1986 and now runs his own highly successful Howell Mountain winery, and today the wines are made by Charlie's son, Chuck.