Maybach makes some of the greatest wines in the world. Their flagship 2013 Materium was my WOTN in 2018. This is from a different vineyard and was also spectacular. Now, this is an expensive wine which sold for around $160 on release. For that money, it should deliver. The fact though is, at the rarefied top end of Napa Cabernet's, this is not comparatively over priced. Consumed over two nights, it was better on night 2. If opening a bottle soon, a decant of a few hours will be well rewarded. Purple in color, shimmering bright. The nose is gorgeous. Cassis, slight blueberries, tob
2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, USA, California, Napa, Wine Review
Wow. This is drinking great but may yet hit that 100 point mark. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, blueberries, smoke, gravel and graphite. All of those come thru to the palate along with some roasted meats. Firm tannins. Drunk over two nights, it was fresher on Night one and deeper on night two. Fantastic both nights. This will probably follow that path as it matures. Will work with meats and heartier foods.
This is the third review on Intowine for this wine and all three score 100 points. This is a great wine! It is debatable how long this will last but betting the over seems like a safe bet. Time will tell of course, This bottle was from Magnum that got a lot of air prior to serving. Purple in color. The nose has cedar, cassis, blueberries, spice leather and graphite. Clean and deep. On the palate, this is big but has wonderful structure to hang all of that fruit on. Cassis and blueberries with spice and slight damp earth. Deep and wide with layers that unwind in the glass. It's de
Yowza! What a great wine. Seems to be at peak right now though should stay here for a while. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. What a great nose. Cassis, black licorice, spice and slight blueberries. Very deep. On the palate, this is deep and complex. Lots of black cherry and cassis fruit. Underlying minerality. Spice. Amazing texture; luxurious. Lots of glycerin. Long finish. Will work with bigger foods. One of those wines where each sip makes you want another.
This is made from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot and Malbec. Insignia is one of the First Growth wines of California. Its great just about every vintage and has been for decades. This one is no exception. Inky purple. The nose has cassis, graphite, blueberries, leather and cigar box. On the palate, this is still young. Medium tannins. Great balance. Lots of cassis and some blueberries with underlying damp forest floor. Long finish. Delicious. Will work great with heartier foods and certainly with meat dishes. The price on these is up to around $250
This cab is known for being backwards and taking a long time to come around, yet, this, while still in need of cellar time was drinking quite well. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, and spice with some black cherries. On the palate, cassis, spice and black licorice notes with firm but manageable tannins. Goof balance and finish. If drinking before 2013, give it some air, but it should go well with heavier or roasted dishes. There is certainly some room for improvement. One of the best Mayacamas Cabs in years!
Do not open this bottle now without a long 8+ hours of decanting. This is tight as a drum. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Bright purple in color. The nose has cedar and cassis. With air, blueberries, chocolate and spice emerge. On the palate, this has an almost seamless texture. Shut down completely at first though and showing no fruit. With air the cassis emerges along with a wall of tannins. It seems like all the pieces parts are there, but in a four hour tasting, it never really opened. Based on prior history with this winery and how it did sho
Purple in color. What a lovely nose of cassis, slight cedar, and graphite. On the palate, this is delicious. Young but past its childhood. Ripe but not over ripe. Cassis layered with cedar and slight mineral note. Light tannins at this point. Showing slight tertiary development. Delicious. Nice finish. This will work with bigger foods. It was nice to drink a Scarecrow with a bit of age on it. This has a decade and more left on it.
Wow. This wine should make old bones, but it is so good now, it is not likely to. Stunning wine that seemingly gets better and better. This bottle was consumed over 4 hours and the last glass was the best. Inky purple in color. The nose has cassis, graphite, cedar, blueberries and spice. On the palate, this has a seamless texture. Delicious. Deep and tightly layered; it explodes in the glass. Tons of cassis and blue berries layered with minerality and spice. Medium tannins. Long finish. It does need bigger or spicier food, but it is oh so good.
2012 Pott Wine Cabernet Sauvignon The Arsenal Greer Vineyard, USA, California, Napa, Rutherford, Wine Review
Named after the soccer team, from one of the top vineyards in Napa. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great with cassis, slight blueberries, dust, a bit of chocolate and spice. On the palate, this drinks well with just a bit of air. Deep black raspberry fruit; it unwinds in the glass to show layers of spice, blueberries, dark chocolate and black cherries. Medium tannins. Wonderful texture. Long finish. This is a big wine, but it also has that super concentration. The flavors just keep growing and growing. Great finish. No hurry here, this has a decade or two remaining