Maze

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.251 ratings
9.312 pro ratings
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
Hayden B. Oothout

Beautiful, complex Cabernet from Napa Valley. Plentiful in blackberry, licorice and appropriate amounts of oak. Gave it about 45 mins to open up and it is really showing great. 10 years of time in the bottle really did some good things for this wine.

Beautiful, complex Cabernet from Napa Valley. Plentiful in blackberry, licorice and appropriate amounts of oak. Gave it about 45 mins to open up and it is really showing great. 10 years of time in the bottle really did some good things for this wine.

Mar 4th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Only the second vintage of Maze we have tried, last being the 2010.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered and Rich nose with dark spices, dark raspberries, cinnamon, brown sugar, a touch of anise and Asian five spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Rich palate with tons of structure. Voluptuous with notes of tobacco, dried violets, more floral notes, bramble berries and a ton of sweet spices. Long and lingering finish. Definitely has quite a bit of potential. Drink till 2030. | Sample

Only the second vintage of Maze we have tried, last being the 2010.

Deep purplish ruby red. Layered and Rich nose with dark spices, dark raspberries, cinnamon, brown sugar, a touch of anise and Asian five spices. Heavy tannins (7/10) and full bodied. Rich palate with tons of structure. Voluptuous with notes of tobacco, dried violets, more floral notes, bramble berries and a ton of sweet spices. Long and lingering finish. Definitely has quite a bit of potential. Drink till 2030. | Sample

Aug 28th, 2017
Robert McNally

Loved it. But I have a bias. Everything Mark Herold is pretty awesome in my opinion. Would be a ten if it hung on the tongue a bit longer. Pair it with red meat (brilliant insight)

Loved it. But I have a bias. Everything Mark Herold is pretty awesome in my opinion. Would be a ten if it hung on the tongue a bit longer. Pair it with red meat (brilliant insight)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.7

Great new producer from Napa.

Great new producer from Napa.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2013
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep ruby red. Definitely from a cooler vintage. Notes of bell pepper, wet earthiness, and some red berries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus body. Spiced palate, a bit savory, earthy, red berries, herbal, and quite a bit of bell peppers. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2023.

Not as big as the last time we had this wine. Can go for a few years but will begin to lose its fruit and become more herbaceous.

Deep ruby red. Definitely from a cooler vintage. Notes of bell pepper, wet earthiness, and some red berries. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus body. Spiced palate, a bit savory, earthy, red berries, herbal, and quite a bit of bell peppers. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2023.

Not as big as the last time we had this wine. Can go for a few years but will begin to lose its fruit and become more herbaceous.

May 13th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Moderate plus tannins (6.5/10) and moderate body with dust and cassis with a touch of cinnamon. Rich and slightly extracted. Rest of note on blog.

Moderate plus tannins (6.5/10) and moderate body with dust and cassis with a touch of cinnamon. Rich and slightly extracted. Rest of note on blog.

Feb 10th, 2016
Matt Trader

Man, this cab had my taste buds singing hallelujah! Like rich, melted dark chocolate and raspberries, cedar box on the nose, dry tobacco leaf, cinnamon, dried fig, and a HUGE body, with a well integrated tannin and a gripping finish. Mark Herold, you're a monster of a wine maker! Of course a bit different from Kamen or Heston, but it's clearly his bigger than life style. This should age very nicely and is still aproachable now. Advocate gave it a 93 and so will I!

Man, this cab had my taste buds singing hallelujah! Like rich, melted dark chocolate and raspberries, cedar box on the nose, dry tobacco leaf, cinnamon, dried fig, and a HUGE body, with a well integrated tannin and a gripping finish. Mark Herold, you're a monster of a wine maker! Of course a bit different from Kamen or Heston, but it's clearly his bigger than life style. This should age very nicely and is still aproachable now. Advocate gave it a 93 and so will I!

Jan 8th, 2016
Kevin Carriker

Owner Kobalt Wines

10

Killer new wine from Paul McSharry

Killer new wine from Paul McSharry

Feb 4th, 2013
Jody Scharf

Really hangs around the palate. Rich, dark fruits. Can this stay for awhile? Yes but real good now.

Really hangs around the palate. Rich, dark fruits. Can this stay for awhile? Yes but real good now.

Jul 6th, 2019
Anne Holmes

More vino please

More vino please

Feb 20th, 2019