Bravo!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Kudos Chris Maybach & Thomas Rivers Brown, absolutely fabulous!!!
Robert M. Parker Jr. 💯
“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 – 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.” (RP) (10/2015)
— 3 hours ago
Drinking really well but no hurry. A mix of ripe red fruits (raspberries) with underripe black fruit (blackberries). Pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and some herbal nuances. Definitely a streak of “old school” notes down the middle like leather. Open or hold. — 11 days ago
I am going to have to agree with all of Mark Flesher’s notes on this. Right up front, you get the acidity. And then wait... it opens up nicely after some time in the glass or decanter. Be patient. All of GV’s wines are memorable. My first time with the Aprile...won’t be my last. — 8 days ago
This is a full-bodied, rich, and opulent blend with beautiful aromas of espresso, mocha, baking spices, cinnamon-dusted plums, and berries. On the palate a suave, silky integration of tannins coupled with notes of spices, dark berry medley jam, mocha froth, and blackberry cobbler. This is a well made wine. — 11 days ago