2008 Maybach Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Materium

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
Drink between 2013 - 2029
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • maitredgreg2 wrote: (98 points)

    August 10, 2014 - 98+, will get to 100pts.

  • tp096255 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 2, 2014 - ---
    COLOR: Deep ruby with medium ruby rim.

    NOTE: This was also an amazing wine. It was served a little warm so the alcohol was a little more pronounced, but all enjoyed it. Better than the 2006, this was almost as good as the 2008 Schrader GIII. It had a mix of black and red fruits, nice balance, and more elegance than the Schrader. Lovely wine. The bottle went fast at the WS El Bulli dinner.

    DECANT: 5 hours
    GLASS USED: Bordeaux
    TASTE: 9.5
    COST: 155
    VALUE: 7.0
    TRY AGAIN: now - 2020
    PAIRING: beef tenderloin and burnt onion jam
    Inquiries can be addressed to

  • soyhead wrote:

    May 16, 2014 - Nose - blackberry, oak
    Mouth - lush ultra ripe velvety fruit, really delicious fruit bomb with a fair amount of maple. On second go, porty and overoaked.

  • dcwino wrote: (91 points)

    May 13, 2014 - Pop and pour, drank over two nights. I had this while back was hoping that the extremely ripe fruit character has subsided. Extremely ripe fruit expression, a bit overripe for my palate, strong cassis and oak note to start, also dark cherry which I don’t like in a napa cab, dark spices, mineral and earth. Sort of medium concentration for a cult cab, the ripe sweet fruit may give the impression of great concentration, IMO. The ripe fruit expression combined with strong presence of oak reminded me an Aussie red on steroid. If you don’t mind the ripeness, you will enjoy this a lot more.

  • WinthropT96 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 22, 2014 - Deep purple color consistent with the others; bright. Nose has more earthy tones, bell pepper and subtle fruit. Quicker on the palate; lacking the transitions and complexity of the others.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maybach Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Materium
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1322 (71%)
  • Consumed 517 (28%)

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