Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

9.333 ratings
9.213 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
Jay Kline

Poured into a ship’s decanter about an hour prior. Loads of sweet pipe tobacco, cassis, and purple flowers on the nose. On the palate, abundant, lush dark fruits with baking spices, tobacco and green bell pepper. Medium-plus tannins; medium-plus acid. Impeccable balance. Still quite primary at this point and I would say that the best is yet to come. Better after 2023 and through 2033.

Poured into a ship’s decanter about an hour prior. Loads of sweet pipe tobacco, cassis, and purple flowers on the nose. On the palate, abundant, lush dark fruits with baking spices, tobacco and green bell pepper. Medium-plus tannins; medium-plus acid. Impeccable balance. Still quite primary at this point and I would say that the best is yet to come. Better after 2023 and through 2033.

Mar 21st, 2021
Steven Van Haren

Will only improve, but still very compelling right now. Clearly classical.

Will only improve, but still very compelling right now. Clearly classical.

Mar 24th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Rich, heavily concentrated. Jammy fruit and banger tannins

Rich, heavily concentrated. Jammy fruit and banger tannins

Mar 6th, 2018
Al Shikoh

Dark violet. Not very aromatic at this point but hints at blackberry, licorice, vanilla, gravel, and flowers. Tightly wound. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in large foudre then 12 months in barrique . Would hold for now. 14.25% ABV.

Dark violet. Not very aromatic at this point but hints at blackberry, licorice, vanilla, gravel, and flowers. Tightly wound. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in large foudre then 12 months in barrique . Would hold for now. 14.25% ABV.

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Weijie Shi (Jay)

Tasting at the breathtaking Mayacamas Vineyard. Expressive nose with red fruits, kirsch, trace of oak. Great acidity, firm fruit tannins, bone dry with 45+s finish. Old Napa Cab style. My personal's favorite in the lineup. Decades of life ahead. 14.25% alc. 2013 vintage

Tasting at the breathtaking Mayacamas Vineyard. Expressive nose with red fruits, kirsch, trace of oak. Great acidity, firm fruit tannins, bone dry with 45+s finish. Old Napa Cab style. My personal's favorite in the lineup. Decades of life ahead. 14.25% alc. 2013 vintage

Jun 15th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Pleasant nose of red fruit and spice. Cranberry and tart cherry on the palate; acidic.

Pleasant nose of red fruit and spice. Cranberry and tart cherry on the palate; acidic.

Mar 7th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Generous and more open than other vintages, this still carries the terroir just with a little more generosity in the fruit and ripeness.

Generous and more open than other vintages, this still carries the terroir just with a little more generosity in the fruit and ripeness.

Feb 7th, 2017
Andrew McIntyre

Have wanted to try this for a while and it didn't disappoint. Very smooth and elegant but perhaps a little muted. Would buy again and am excited to try others in their range.

Have wanted to try this for a while and it didn't disappoint. Very smooth and elegant but perhaps a little muted. Would buy again and am excited to try others in their range.

Apr 11th, 2021
Heather Robinson

HWT - a very nice Chianti but I can’t imagine why it’s so expensive? Food friendly Chianti but nothing spectacular for $125

HWT - a very nice Chianti but I can’t imagine why it’s so expensive? Food friendly Chianti but nothing spectacular for $125

Nov 21st, 2020
Yousaf Khan

Old world, earthy, and delicious

Old world, earthy, and delicious

Jun 5th, 2019