Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

9.354 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

375ml

375ml

Jun 21st, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Just love mountain fruit from Napa, elevation, 1,800 to 2,400 feet Dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, herbs and earthy spice, On the palate flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and licorice with notes of espresso, mocha and earthy tones. Good balance, lively acidity, fine ripe dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and herb pepper spice! Tried a sample, very enjoyable but needs more time, still young!

Just love mountain fruit from Napa, elevation, 1,800 to 2,400 feet Dark Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, herbs and earthy spice, On the palate flavors of black cherry, raspberry, currant and licorice with notes of espresso, mocha and earthy tones. Good balance, lively acidity, fine ripe dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, cedar and herb pepper spice! Tried a sample, very enjoyable but needs more time, still young!

Aug 30th, 2021
Brian S

Always so good, well structured, medium minus acidity, beautiful mouthfeel and grippy tannins.

Always so good, well structured, medium minus acidity, beautiful mouthfeel and grippy tannins.

Aug 7th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

It’s been a crazy time for us, these last six months. First, Em and I got married. Then, a few weeks ago, my mom passed away, after a long battle with cancer. Now, despite the strange timing we’ve just closed on a new place and are in the process of moving in. Heads spinning, we’ve had no shortage of emotions, or reasons to open good bottles of wine.

At first this was totally closed down. Into the decanter and a few hours later a fleeting high toned floral perfume develops. Glimpses of violets, some tart, just ripe black currants, red and purple fruited forest berries, and a hint of black pepper. So elegant, it’s hard to believe this is a Cali cab. It doesn’t taste old or new world really. It just is. Lithe, elegant, and transparent, with thrilling acid and gentle tannins. The structure is there.

All that said, the nose closes up some, after that initial flirtation. Seems to be shut down overall; tertiary qualities yet to develop. The potential is evident. 9.4++

It’s been a crazy time for us, these last six months. First, Em and I got married. Then, a few weeks ago, my mom passed away, after a long battle with cancer. Now, despite the strange timing we’ve just closed on a new place and are in the process of moving in. Heads spinning, we’ve had no shortage of emotions, or reasons to open good bottles of wine.

At first this was totally closed down. Into the decanter and a few hours later a fleeting high toned floral perfume develops. Glimpses of violets, some tart, just ripe black currants, red and purple fruited forest berries, and a hint of black pepper. So elegant, it’s hard to believe this is a Cali cab. It doesn’t taste old or new world really. It just is. Lithe, elegant, and transparent, with thrilling acid and gentle tannins. The structure is there.

All that said, the nose closes up some, after that initial flirtation. Seems to be shut down overall; tertiary qualities yet to develop. The potential is evident. 9.4++

May 17th, 2021
Brian S

Such a well made wine and only 13 3/4% alcohol. Cigar wrapper, coffee grounds, bitter sweet chocolate, black berry, blue berry, very lively still and has so much more aging potential.

Such a well made wine and only 13 3/4% alcohol. Cigar wrapper, coffee grounds, bitter sweet chocolate, black berry, blue berry, very lively still and has so much more aging potential.

Aug 9th, 2020
Jorge Henriquez

Zachys Wine Auctions

9.4

Beautiful. Drinking well at the moment but definitely has the stuffing to last years longer.

Beautiful. Drinking well at the moment but definitely has the stuffing to last years longer.

May 1st, 2019
Stephen Dodson

Could be our Christmas flu, but not impressed with this

Could be our Christmas flu, but not impressed with this

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2019
Joe Lucca

Andy Erickson doing some great things at blue chip Mayacamas. Really nicely balanced. It’s light on its feet, not a fruit bomb. Great acidity and freshness. Red berries, fresh savory herbs, with a core of minerals.

Andy Erickson doing some great things at blue chip Mayacamas. Really nicely balanced. It’s light on its feet, not a fruit bomb. Great acidity and freshness. Red berries, fresh savory herbs, with a core of minerals.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2019
Nathan Renfro

Really, really nice wine. Loads of black cherry. A chalkiness at first but give it half an hour and this wine sings sweetly to you. Very easy drinking. Lovely wine now hitting its prime.

Really, really nice wine. Loads of black cherry. A chalkiness at first but give it half an hour and this wine sings sweetly to you. Very easy drinking. Lovely wine now hitting its prime.

Mar 2nd, 2022
Mark

At Pacific’s Edge in Carmel/Big Sur. Full bodied. A good amount of earth. Well balanced.

At Pacific’s Edge in Carmel/Big Sur. Full bodied. A good amount of earth. Well balanced.

Feb 21st, 2022