Maybach Family Vineyards Materium Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Napa Valley, USA
Maybach Materium is sourced from a single block of the Weitz Vineyard, 1000 feet above the Silverado Trail on the eastern hillside of Oakville. The vines here struggle to grow among boulders and stones and in shallow soil, resulting in a deeply concentrated, elegantly textured Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
WS96 – Wine Spectator
An amazing wine, smooth, rich and layered, full-bodied and elegant. Delivers a complex mix of supple currant and blackberry, with touches of anise, cedar and mineral that unfold on the palate, offering extra dimensions of complexity and nuance at every turn. The finish is delightful.
RP95 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Virtually all Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Materium boasts complex notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, licorice, new saddle leather, and loamy soil undertones. The wine possesses extraordinary purity and texture as well as full-bodied power, elegance, sweet, velvety tannins, and impeccable balance. It can be drunk now and over the next 25+ years.