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New!  Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 99] [WS 96] [JS 94]
Mayacamas Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 99] [WS 96] [JS 94]


 
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Winery: Mayacamas
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: MAYACAMASCAB16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2016 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon embodies the fresh yet sumptuous qualities of our mountain-grown fruit. The nose is bright with raspberry and resinous pencil shavings. It becomes steadily more expressive in the glass, revealing brambly fruit and pomegranate aromas. Fruit is balanced by flinty minerality and Mount Veeder's signature freshness. Fine, earthy tannins bring depth and focus to the wine before melting into a long, mouthwatering finish.

Our Cabernet grapes are harvested early to retain their natural acidity and structured tannins. Fermentation happens in a combination of cement vat fermenters and stainlesssteel tanks. After approximately two weeks on skins, we gently press and are ready for aging. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 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.

VINTAGE, VINEYARDS & TERROIR
The 2016 growing season was pretty ideal from start to finish. A tranquil spring and warm, consistent summer temperatures allowed for even ripening and beautiful quality. The Cabernet Sauvignon harvest started September 15 and continued at a steady pace through October 12.

The 2016 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon was entirely 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. This one-of-a-kind mountain climate produces some of the lowest yields in the valley. Our soils range from poor volcanic deposits to ancient seabeds, resulting in fruit naturally higher in acidity and featuring a clean, mineral character.

Ratings & Reviews

99 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is every bit as monumental as it was from barrel last year. Rich, deep and powerful, the 2016 is endowed with tremendous fruit concentration and all of the structure to back it up. Wild, savory and super-expressive from the very first taste, the 2016 is utterly magnificent. Wild cherry, grilled herbs, new leather, licorice and mocha infuse the 2016 with tremendous brooding power. The 2016 represents a striking, contemporary expression. All the Mayacamas signatures are there, but with just an extra kick of finesse that makes the 2016 a Cabernet of total allure. " - Antonio Galloni (Jan 2020)

96 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This distinctive red throws a lot of wild sage, herb and sassafras notes out first, while the core of intense red currant, damson plum and bitter cherry fruit waits its turn. The vibrant structure is built on acidity, pulling everything together through the iron-streaked finish. Should age wonderfully. Best from 2022 through 2040. 1,600 cases made." - JM (Nov 15, 2020)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a luscious, soft-textured red with redcurrant and redwood aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. It’s focused and polished with a long, flavorful finish. Lots of fruit at the end, but reserved and tight. Honest and real. Better in a year or two, but delicious now. Drink or hold." - (15 Mar, 2020 )

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