Red

2010 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (95 points)

    April 25, 2016 - It was my neighbors birthday, so I went home and got this to celebrate. Pop and pour, it really needed more air. The last glass was the best. Still, it was delicious now. Purple in color. The nose has leather, cassis, some spice and vanilla. On the palate, this is very smooth, not quite seamless as the oak and tannins are still present. Another few years though and it should be there. Lots of depth and complexity. Great acidity. Long finish. Gorgeous wine.

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  • Thaberkamp Likes this wine: (97 points)

    April 24, 2016 - Loren brought to a first spring dinner and for my birthday. The star of the night. Obviously opened well in advance as I would expect from Loren. Deep inky red. Huge jammy dark red fruit ( cherry, blackberry pie). Started off with huge fruit forever. Then some tobacco mid notes and some tannin to follow. Will have a long life. My first Maybach but I hope not my last. Great birthday. Dark chocolate as a desert was then a fabulous follow to this.

  • ageverett Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 13, 2016 - Slow ox for an hour, then after a sniff thought this guy could use a decant -- it got about 4 hours in decanter. Noticed a decent amount of sediment when poured into decanter, but cork was stout; stained dark at the bottom, but just the very tip of the cork. More like what you would expect from a 1 year-old wine.

    Inky purple in color. Lots of legs in the glass. Nose of mushroom and damp earth. Fruit trended towards plum. Medium + weight, medium + finish. Tannins well integrated already. Would characterize the finish as solid, but unspectacular.

    Overall this is a very nice wine, but didn't quite live up to expectations. I have only had the Materium twice before, and those were small/random tastings -- so this is the first bottle of it that I have popped. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I have just been drinking a lot of killer young wines from Napa lately (2012's and 2013's). 94 is no slouch, but for me personally, that is its ceiling. The fruit profile was not my favorite, and the finish left something to be desired.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Stumpy wrote: (95 points)

    February 14, 2016 - Just an excellent wine. Fruity without being sweet, tannins without being tannic..I really like the Maybach.

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  • BuzzzzOff Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 11, 2015 - We sipped at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse with friends and members of the management team while snacking on victuals from guest chefs visiting from Chengdu. Dark, inky black purple on the eye. Wow, opaque...we like!!! BBQ toasty-smokey berry berry perfume that started to blossom after 4 hours breathing in the bottle and 1 hour in a decanter...we should have started with the decanter, but thought we would be safe...word to the wise either allow 6+ hours to breathe in the bottle or decant for 2+. Full-bodied - think the Maybach car - with outstanding balance. The fruit stood-up extremely well to the spicy Sichuan fare. A blockbuster of the wine that lingered in our mouths for nearly two hours after we finished sipping!!! We think will truly blossom by 2020...this definitely is a Megan Trainor "all about that bass, no treble".

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maybach Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Materium
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

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  • In Cellars 984 (77%)
  • Consumed 290 (23%)

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