Introducing Red Schooner Transit 2 by Caymus – a captivating red blend that takes you on a journey through the esteemed regions of southern Australia, specifically the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. This wine is the result of a sequential “transit,” just like our renowned Red Schooner Malbec from Argentina. It showcases the expertise of Caymus Vineyards and the Wagner family, who have been synonymous with excellence in winemaking for generations.
This exquisite blend is crafted with a combination of Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro, and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a wine that is both bold and nuanced, with an array of aromas and flavors that will captivate your senses. On the nose, you’ll discover enticing scents of dark fruit, black pepper, leather, and vibrant raspberries. A subtle hint of mint adds a touch of freshness, reminiscent of the region’s native trees.
Behind Red Schooner Transit 2 by Caymus lies a rich history of winemaking. The Wagner family has deep roots in Napa Valley, dating back to the 1850s. In 1972, Chuck Wagner founded Caymus Vineyards with his parents, Lorna and Charlie Wagner Sr. Together, they built Caymus Cabernet into a celebrated wine that has become synonymous with the region’s finest offerings. Today, Chuck continues to produce world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignons, including Caymus Napa Valley and Caymus Special Selection.
Driven by their passion for exploration, the Wagners have expanded their winemaking endeavors beyond Napa Valley. Applying their expertise in farming grapes and producing fine wines, they have ventured into other parts of California and even internationally. Their commitment to quality and family values remains unwavering, with Chuck’s children, Charlie and Jenny Wagner, working alongside him.
Charlie Wagner is the visionary behind Mer Soleil winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands, where he brings the drama and rugged beauty of California’s central coast to life in his wines. He also leads Conundrum, a pioneering blend that revolutionized the category. Additionally, Charlie heads the Red Schooner label, which now includes the Red Schooner Transit 2 by Caymus made with grapes from Australia.
Jenny Wagner, with her deep farming roots, has made her mark by creating distinguished wines under the Emmolo label. Inspired by her family’s winemaking heritage, she oversees the production of Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Sparkling wines. She also plays a vital role in the Caymus-Suisun label, experimenting with different varieties in the Suisun Valley.
The Red Schooner Transit 2 by Caymus is a testament to the Wagner family’s dedication to crafting extraordinary wines year after year and generation after generation. Indulge in this exceptional red blend, and let it transport you to the picturesque vineyards of southern Australia. Whether you’re savoring it on its own or pairing it with your favorite dishes, Red Schooner Transit 2 by Caymus promises an unforgettable wine experience that truly captures the essence of the Wagners’ winemaking legacy.