Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2011

  • Country

    USA

  • Region

    California

  • Sub-Region

    Mount Veeder

  • Grape

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Farming Method

    Organic Learn More

  • ABV

    12%

  • Food Pairing

    BeefGameRoast meats

  • Vegan Friendly

    Yes

High on the slopes of Mount Veeder, Mayacamas Vineyards has been a source of legendary California wine since 1889. As the newest owners in a lineage of pioneering caretakers spanning 125 years. The Mayacamas style begins with an early harvest to preserve acidity and encourage bright, vibrant flavours. The wines see extended ageing in neutral oak vessels ranging in size from small barrels to large foudres—some in use since the 1920s. Finally, the wines are released only after further time in bottle, ensuring the elements coalesce into a complete wine. This unwavering approach results in classically-styled, age-worthy wines. Because of the remarkable ability of these wines to continue to improve with decades of aging, the estate holds back a percentage of production for re-release in the future.

Tasting Notes

On the nose, bright raspberry and resinous pencil shavings. On the palate, those aromas come through with added brambly fruit and pomegranate aromas; fine, earthy tannins and flinty minerality round out the palate. Pair with beef, game, or your favourite slow-braised/roasted meats.

Method

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the grapes are sourced from vineyards within the Mount Veeder Appellation. Grapes originate primarily from 20 to 30 year old hillside vineyards up to 2,000 feet in elevation. the wine sees extended ageing in neutral oak vessels ranging in size from small barrels to large foudres—some in use since the 1920s. 32 months in neutral oak–20 months in large format foudres, and 12 months in barrique. After bottling, the wine was cellared for an additional year before release.

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$190.00

*All prices include applicable taxes and bottle deposit.

Reviews

  1. (verified owner)

    5

    Mayacamas delivers elegant, complex cabaret dominate blends that are enjoyable now, and could age well for decades. They also deliver consistent quality vintage after vintage. If you’re looking for a treat or something for the cellar, definitely consider this wine.

  2. (verified owner)

    5

    Oops apologies, looks like this is a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, no blend.*

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