Maybach Family Vineyards 2013 - Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml.
USA - Napa
Red - Vintage: 2013 - Size: 750 ml.
Maybach Family Vineyards is a boutique California wine producer with vineyard-specific wines from some of Napa and Sonoma's most famous appellations. The Maybach family is best known for its engineering feats, which include creating the first motorcycle, developing the first high-speed diesel engine, and building the first Mercedes car. In 2004 the family branched into winegrowing, specializing in small-production cult wines made from Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. There are four wines in Maybach's portfolio from four separate vineyards. The Eterium Chardonnay and Irmgard Pinot Noir are sourced from vineyards on the Sonoma Coast, while the two Cabernet Sauvignon wines, Amoenus and Materium, come from vineyards in Calistoga and Oakville respectively. The Materium serves as Maybach's flagship wine and comes from a vineyard 1000ft (305m) above the valley floor. Around 490 case of this wine are produced annually Ð the highest production of any Maybach wine. In comparison, only some 60 cases of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay are produced per year. Maybach Family Vineyard's wines are sold via mailing list and at top restaurants, primarily in California and New York
There are roughly 600 cases of the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium, all of which comes from the Weitz Vineyard on the eastern Vaca Mountain hillside of Oakville at an elevation of about 1,000 feet above the Silverado Trail. This is shallow soil interspersed with loads of pebbles and stones. This wine is incredible first-growth material Ð a magical Cabernet Sauvignon with an opaque purple color, an extraordinary nose of blackberry and cassis, white flowers, crushed rock and minerality followed by a full-bodied majestic mouthfeel with phenomenal balance, purity and overall equilibrium. Stunningly rich and impressive, this wine will hit its peak in 8-10 years and has the potential to last 40-50 years. For those who keep track of such things, the wine was completely aged in 100% new Darnajou and Taransaud barrels.
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Big, rich and layered, with tiers of extracted blackberry, road tar, tobacco, anise and mocha, all well-defined and deep. Most impressive on the finish, where the flavors fold together for a harmonious, mineral-laced finishÉ