Maybach Family Vineyards

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Country of Origin: USA
Location: Oakville, Napa Valley
People: Maybach Family, Owners | Thomas Brown, Winemaker

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Maybach Family Vineyards 2014 'Materium' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Login WA 100 Please inquire
Maybach Family Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amoenus Vineyard, Calistoga Login WA 98 Please inquire
Maybach Family Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Irmgard Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Login <1 Case

For 100 years the name Maybach has been synonymous with quality at the finest level. The tradition of individuality and craftsmanship established by their ancestors is honored with their handmade wine. From a single block of the Weitz Vineyard above the Silverado Trail, Maybach offers a deeply concentrated, elegantly textured Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker Thomas Brown's minimalist approach encourages the character of the Oakville region to express itself through rich aromas and flavors. Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, Thomas majored in English and economics at the University of Virginia. In 1996, he discovered wine, moved to the Napa Valley and got his start in an industry he says is “just perfect for me.”

From humble beginnings as a trainee in a German Orphanage, Wilhelm Maybach went on to invent the high-speed internal combustion engine and in 1900, as chief engineer and business partner to Gottlieb Daimler, to design and build the first Mercedes cars. Advancing his father's legacy, Karl Maybach would develop the first high-speed diesel engines and, in 1920, would launch a private line of ultra-luxury automobiles which earned an unparalleled, worldwide reputation. In 2002, DaimlerChrysler would revitalize this Maybach brand in recognition of the father and son who together played such a monumental role in defining German engineering.

Reviews

  • Maybach 2014 'Materium' Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 100 (10/28/2016)

    The flagship, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium achieved 14.8% alcohol after aging in 90% new Taransaud and Darnajou casks. Remarkably, the wine matches the perfect 2013, with extraordinary fragrance of blueberry, blackberry, forest floor, truffle, spring flowers and background barbecue smoke followed by a thick, unctuously textured, juicy, but incredibly well-balanced, intense wine. This is built like a skyscraper with enormous quantities of blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, well-integrated acidity and sweet, gentle tannins. This is an extraordinary effort from Maybach that can be drunk now or cellared for up to 30 or more years.
  • Maybach 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Amoenus Vineyard, Calistoga
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98 (10/28/2016)

    The 2014 Amoenus comes from a western hillside vineyard near Calistoga that is actually cooler than the general area. This wine always exhibits plenty of crushed rock, wet gravel minerality, notes of forest floor, spring flowers and copious quantities of blackberry and crème de cassis with a hint of lead pencil shavings and pen ink. The 2014 is dense and full-bodied, but with low acidity and ripe well-integrated tannin. It is strutting its stuff, however it should be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age and last 25-30 years.