2015 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder

$129.95
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VN97+WS96

Antonio Galloni flipped for the 2015 and we can't blame him! "Another stellar wine from Mayacamas, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be quite reticent, which is probably a very good thing for its long-term prospects. Even so, the 2015 is dense, powerful and super-concentrated, with a level of finesse in its tannins that separates it from so many wines in this challenging vintage. Time in the glass brings out graphite, menthol, licorice, sage and spice notes that add a sense of gravitas. I would prefer to cellar the 2015 for at least a few years to allow some of the baby fat to melt away. I expect the 2015 will always remain an exotic, full-throttle wine relative to the norm here. I can't wait to see how it ages." Don't hold back on this gentle beast, fire away. 

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Andy Erickson
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Mt. Veeder
SKU #:
1040595
WS96

Wine Spectator

Youthfully compact, with tightly wound black currant, bitter plum, and blueberry notes, this needs time to meld with the charcoal bay leaf and star streaks, but the mouthwatering cut on the finish suggests that won’t be a problem. Offers a long echo of juniper at the end. Best from 2023 through 2040

VN97+

Vinous

Another stellar wine from Mayacamas, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be quite reticent, which is probably a very good thing for its long-term prospects. Even so, the 2015 is dense, powerful and super-concentrated, with a level of finesse in its tannins that separates it from so many wines in this challenging vintage. Time in the glass brings out graphite, menthol, licorice, sage and spice notes that add a sense of gravitas. I would prefer to cellar the 2015 for at least a few years to allow some of the baby fat to melt away. I expect the 2015 will always remain an exotic, full-throttle wine relative to the norm here. I can't wait to see how it ages.