Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

9.186 ratings
9.128 pro ratings
Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose shows, ripe, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum & mix of blue & purple fruits. Anise, used tobacco, medium intensity dark spice, crushed rock powder, tarriness, dry brush, herbaceousness, steeped fruit tea, mixed berry cola, dark liqueur notes, whiff of green pepper, loamy soils, saddle-wood, moist clay, mocha powder, very understated baking spices, red, dark, fresh & withering, candied florals with shades of violets.

The body is medium and tannins still show dusty, tarry teethiness. The structure, tension, length and balance are just shy of peaking. It’s elegant with juicy, ripe, slightly fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries, black plum & mix of blue & purple fruits. Anise, used tobacco, medium intensity dark spice with some heat as it lingers on the palate, crushed rock powder, tarriness, dry brush, dry herbaceousness, eucalyptus, steeped fruit tea, mixed berry cola, dark liqueur notes, green pepper pops up here & there, brewed black coffee, loamy soils, dry river stone, saddle-wood, moist clay, dark chocolate, mocha powder, salted caramel, very understated baking spices, red, dark, fresh & withering, bright, beautiful, candied florals with shades of violets. The acidity is like a waterfall. The long finish glides over the palate and is; ripe, very floral, well balanced and persists nicely.

Photos of, Mayacamas, very old school cellar, old tasting room that burned in 2017 and their Mount Veeder Vineyard.

The nose shows, ripe, stewed fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum & mix of blue & purple fruits. Anise, used tobacco, medium intensity dark spice, crushed rock powder, tarriness, dry brush, herbaceousness, steeped fruit tea, mixed berry cola, dark liqueur notes, whiff of green pepper, loamy soils, saddle-wood, moist clay, mocha powder, very understated baking spices, red, dark, fresh & withering, candied florals with shades of violets.

The body is medium and tannins still show dusty, tarry teethiness. The structure, tension, length and balance are just shy of peaking. It’s elegant with juicy, ripe, slightly fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, raspberries, strawberries, black plum & mix of blue & purple fruits. Anise, used tobacco, medium intensity dark spice with some heat as it lingers on the palate, crushed rock powder, tarriness, dry brush, dry herbaceousness, eucalyptus, steeped fruit tea, mixed berry cola, dark liqueur notes, green pepper pops up here & there, brewed black coffee, loamy soils, dry river stone, saddle-wood, moist clay, dark chocolate, mocha powder, salted caramel, very understated baking spices, red, dark, fresh & withering, bright, beautiful, candied florals with shades of violets. The acidity is like a waterfall. The long finish glides over the palate and is; ripe, very floral, well balanced and persists nicely.

Photos of, Mayacamas, very old school cellar, old tasting room that burned in 2017 and their Mount Veeder Vineyard.

Sep 1st, 2019
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.2

Maybe for my palate one of the better '08 I have had. Ripe for sure, but ripe at this site just means a bit more fruit and flesh which rely helps this wine.

Maybe for my palate one of the better '08 I have had. Ripe for sure, but ripe at this site just means a bit more fruit and flesh which rely helps this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 25th, 2014
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.2

Aromatic refined dusty bay leaf black olive and herbal notes with a fine graphite tannin profile.

Aromatic refined dusty bay leaf black olive and herbal notes with a fine graphite tannin profile.

Nov 19th, 2015
Mo Cherry

I don't always drink Cali Cab - but this? This is solid!

I don't always drink Cali Cab - but this? This is solid!

Jun 6th, 2015
William Meznarich

Texas distributor

9.2

Loads of structure and tannins. Meant for the long haul.

Loads of structure and tannins. Meant for the long haul.

Dec 27th, 2014
Rachel Voorhees

Ho hum....so good

Ho hum....so good

Dec 25th, 2014
Rachel Voorhees

So young yet so good!

So young yet so good!

Dec 23rd, 2014
Karl Ziegler

'08 Mayacamas. Showing well! Tobacco, leather and red fruit. Mountain wine!!!

'08 Mayacamas. Showing well! Tobacco, leather and red fruit. Mountain wine!!!

Oct 28th, 2014
Dan Bock

Wanted to love this but shocked with the lack of structure. No mid palate, super high acidity, but great fruit on the front. Overall good but not great. Might be sleeping and will wake up in a year and will blend altogether.

Wanted to love this but shocked with the lack of structure. No mid palate, super high acidity, but great fruit on the front. Overall good but not great. Might be sleeping and will wake up in a year and will blend altogether.

Oct 18th, 2014
Alessandro Lunardi

Gorgeous! Amazing balance, rare thing, wish there more CA cans like this!

Gorgeous! Amazing balance, rare thing, wish there more CA cans like this!

Sep 14th, 2014