Maybach Family Vineyards

Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Insanely young, however just needed to try this. Double decanted, but still pretty much an impenetrable fortress. The nose is completely intoxicating; molasses, caramelized brown sugar, fresh Madagascar vanilla bean. The palate explodes with black and purple fruits; black plum, cassis, Christmas spice cake, blackberry tart, crushed allspice, deep mineral rich soil, field stones. Finishes with awesome structure. Bury this in the cellar for at least 5 years, more like 10. — a month ago

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Nice pull @Joe Lucca !
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That is definitely badass in a glass

Carter Cellars

Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

More crack juice from @Mike Smith , as soon as you open it you know its Mikes,
95 from WA is ridiculous
At this point I’ll take this over the 16 Maybach
— 5 months ago

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Wondering how this would compare to the Maybach 16 ?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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I preferred this over the 16 Maybach 🤷🏼‍♂️,

Peter Michael Winery

Les Pavots Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Just wow and was going up against a Maybach. Had this first and it was a good order. — a year ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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But was it an 05 Maybach for fair comparison?

Maybach Family Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

09’ Maybach Materium Cabernet
It’s been 2 1/2 years since my last bottle. Very approachable after a short decanting. Wow, elegance with a big bang to it. All fruit... light tannins & acidity. Personally I would drink these up SOON!! Perfect spot. Cheers & enjoy
Edit- Not the biggest fan of this vintage, in general.
— a month ago

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With you on the vintage.
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@Eric Shanks 🤷🏻‍♂️

Maybach Family Vineyards

Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The ‘Amoneus’ Cabernet Sauvignon by Maybach is sourced from a hillside vineyard located just west of Calistoga. A dense, glass-staining purple, this wine needs a two hour decant to be fully aroused. Once awakened the wine yields copious and layered dark fruits that are woven into shades of dark chocolate, roasted dates and creme de cassis that all shine brightly in the glass. Dense and decadent on the attack, the ‘Amoneus’ provides a luxurious mouthfeel. Chocolate covered espresso bean, tar, blueberry compote and suggestions of black currant cordial flavors all march together on the palate. While delightful in its youth, this will only get better with some bottle age. Drink 2020-2040- 97

— 4 months ago

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Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This followed a 2015 Maybach and everyone can’t stop talking about it @Mike Smith what an accomplishment! — a year ago

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Thank you. The 16 version is coming out in a few months and is tasting pretty darn good too.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Decanted 1 hour
A few notches down from the Maybach Materium & Del Dotto Beast showings.
Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
— 2 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Interesting review

Maybach Family Vineyards

Irmgard Pinot Noir 2017

Pnp and gorgeous red fruit aromas right out of the gate. Wow. Cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, and pepper spice. Enjoying our first night on family vacation in the Outer Banks. — 3 months ago

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Maybach Family Vineyards

Eterium Chardonnay 2016

Rich yet balanced. Interesting butterscotch character. — 3 months ago

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Theorem Vineyards

Voir Dire Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

David T
9.6

Theorem Voir Dire is a relatively newer wine made by Thomas Rivers Brown or as some of us refer to as TRB. TRB makes or has made a number of wines which include; Chiarello, Outpost, Schrader, Aston Estate, Boars’ View, Maybach, Rivers-Marie, Seaver Vineyards, Hestan, Casa Piena, Saunter, Wallis, Black Sears, Harris Estate, Kinsella, Jones Family, Travail, Stone the Crows, Pulido-Walker, Post Parade, Riverain, Shibumi Knoll, Hobel, Revana, Ampère, 4 Winds, the Grade, Round Pond, Senses, Mending Wall, Sodhani, Vermeil, Gemstone, and QTR. TRB has made at least 25 💯 point wines in his career.

If you love a big, bold, brooding, luxurious, gorgeous, sexy Cabernet, as Val Kilmer said, in “Tombstone” “I’m your huckleberry”, (2013 Voir Dire).

Its color is dark and well extracted. The nose reveals, rich, ruby lush, fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes, very dark fresh & withering dark florals, violets and lavender.

The body is big, bold lush, ruby, and deeply concentrated with big dark, tarry, sticky, well rounded, meaty tannins. The ripe, lush, rich fruits are beautiful and well extracted. The structure is big as is the tension. It has long length and beautiful balance. Ripe; blackberries, black raspberries, concentrated blueberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries and an array of purple fruits. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, mocha powder, dark chocolate, caramel, mellow dark spice, black licorice to anise, sweet tarriness, saddle-wood, rich, dark soil, dry finely crushed rock powder, limestone volcanic minerals, nice subtle herbaceous notes with very dark fresh & withering florals, violets and lavender. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long, elegant, beautiful, richly concentrated finish is superb and it persists for minutes.

It is through
@Isaac Pirolo who has recently become their VP of Sales & Marketing, I became familiar with their wines and thank him for arranging our visit.

Photos of; Theorem’s Estate vines, Winemaker-Thomas Rivers Brown, Owners-Kisha and Jason Itkin and the Victorian house they renovated on the property.
— 9 months ago

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@David T Excellent notes! Thank you for visiting Theorem — it’s too bad we missed each other. I hope we can get together in Napa Valley soon.