Maybach Family Vineyards Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Year after year, this wine is defined by extraordinary depth, power and a graceful, full-bodied shape. In some of the best years, such as this 2016, these same qualities grow in intensity and precision. One of the great joys of working with incredible sites like the Weitz Vineyard for so many years is being able to look back for reference while relishing the current vintage. The multifaceted aromatics suggest cigar box, boysenberry, tack-room and violet oil. The completely saturating mouthfeel resonates with notes of black tea, brambly black fruit, allspice and crushed rock. The finely integrated tannins provide a pleasing structure for the lengthy finish, which fleshes out for nearly a minute after tasting. This wine possesses robust flavors, aromas and just the right amount of structure, allowing it to drink well now and age in the cellar over the next 10+ years. — Thomas Brown, Winemaker
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
|Brand||Maybach Family Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateA barrel sample, the 2016 Materium Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a deep purple-black color and nose of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and baked plums with hints of chocolate box, licorice, tar and violets plus a waft of sage. Full-bodied, concentrated and delivering mouth-filling baked black berries and dark chocolate layers, it has ripe, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.
Jeb DunnuckThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium is a step up and offers a truly incredible bouquet of crème de cassis and blackcurrant fruits intermixed with complex forest floor, chocolate, smoked herbs, and spring flowers. It’s elegant and complex yet also full-bodied, powerful and opulent, with a seamless texture that needs to be tasted to be believed. It gains layers and depth with time in the glass and has incredible tannin quality, good freshness, and a blockbuster finish, all making for an insanely good Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 2 decades or more.