Maybach Family Vineyards

Materium Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5493 ratings
9.4113 pro ratings
Oakville, 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
Roy Goble

Somebody smack me for not buying more of this.

Somebody smack me for not buying more of this.

Mar 7th, 2021
David L

09’ Maybach Materium. The last few bottles of this vintage we’ve enjoyed. This took almost a decade to come around. IMO.. just in & out the last few years. Now it’s settled in. 

09’ Maybach Materium. The last few bottles of this vintage we’ve enjoyed. This took almost a decade to come around. IMO.. just in & out the last few years. Now it’s settled in. 

Jan 31st, 2020
Roy Goble

Yes it’s that good

Yes it’s that good

Dec 25th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

8.7

I’ve had a lot of other vintages of Maybach and the materium in particular which have all been insanely good. I think I got to this one wayyyyy to early and although it’s good, it’s over the top ripe for me.
I would be intrigued to see how it ages but today it is (obviously) very primary and honestly a bit ‘sweet’. Polished and soft but doesn’t have a lot of grip. It feels like caymus today. Certainly won’t give up on chris’ wines but this one wasn’t for me on this particular day

I’ve had a lot of other vintages of Maybach and the materium in particular which have all been insanely good. I think I got to this one wayyyyy to early and although it’s good, it’s over the top ripe for me.
I would be intrigued to see how it ages but today it is (obviously) very primary and honestly a bit ‘sweet’. Polished and soft but doesn’t have a lot of grip. It feels like caymus today. Certainly won’t give up on chris’ wines but this one wasn’t for me on this particular day

Oct 22nd, 2019
Joe Lucca

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.

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.

Oct 6th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

Another bottle in the running for WOTW (weekend) so far. Blueberries, graham cracker and fresh squeezed blackberries in the nose. Rich and full bodied on the palate with silky structure. Milk chocolate covered dates, and baked mixed berry pie. Hedonistic and wonderful. Killer bottle
@Eric LaMasters !

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

Another bottle in the running for WOTW (weekend) so far. Blueberries, graham cracker and fresh squeezed blackberries in the nose. Rich and full bodied on the palate with silky structure. Milk chocolate covered dates, and baked mixed berry pie. Hedonistic and wonderful. Killer bottle
@Eric LaMasters !

Nov 10th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

From 375ml.
Perhaps just the moment and/or food pairing but I think this is my lowest rating on this to date.

From 375ml.
Perhaps just the moment and/or food pairing but I think this is my lowest rating on this to date.

Sep 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.7

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.

My first Maybach. From the first time it was poured in my glass until the last taste, this was my favorite (though the ‘13 Macdonald tied it in the end). Sweet rhubarb pie on the nose, palate was very clean...not overdone. Red, blue and black fruits, nutmeg and red cinnamon. Insanely good.

Weston hosted Friday group today and was it definitely a can’t miss tasting. Wow! Absolutely knocked it out of the park with heavy hitter after heavy hitter. Similar to Wednesday group, all wines are tasted blind.

My first Maybach. From the first time it was poured in my glass until the last taste, this was my favorite (though the ‘13 Macdonald tied it in the end). Sweet rhubarb pie on the nose, palate was very clean...not overdone. Red, blue and black fruits, nutmeg and red cinnamon. Insanely good.

Feb 17th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.8

Mmmmmmmmm....15’s. So good! Great pop & pour right off the Fed Ex truck.

Mmmmmmmmm....15’s. So good! Great pop & pour right off the Fed Ex truck.

Feb 14th, 2018
Michael Beckner

Amazing! If you like alcoholic grape ketchup.

Amazing! If you like alcoholic grape ketchup.

Dec 14th, 2017