Mayacamas Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 97] [VM 96+] [JD 96] [WS 95]

Mayacamas Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
(Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California) - [JS 97] [VM 96+] [JD 96] [WS 95]

Regular price $170.00 Sale price $119.97 Save $50.03

JS97 VM96+ JD96 WS95
About the Winery:
Mayacamas Vineyards has been a source of legendary California wine since 1889. As the newest owners in a lineage of pioneering caretakers spanning more than 125 years, we faithfully steward Mayacamas Vineyards toward a bright future, ever mindful of the great traditions of the past.

Notes from the Winemaker:

2014 marks 125 years of winemaking on our estate. We are excited to showcase the Cabernet Sauvignon from this important year in our history. Vibrant and textured this wine offers aromas of red raspberry, sarsaparilla and black pepper. This wine has beautiful structure – elegant tannins and length are highlighted by notes of bay laurel, all spice, and mulberry. Secondary notes of graphite, black olive and cacao hint at classic wines of the old world. Our grapes are harvested early to retain bright acidity and firm tannins. For fermentation we utilize a combination of cement vat fermenters, open-top foudre and stainless steel. After approximately two weeks on skins, we gently press and are ready for aging. The 2014 Cabernet aged 32 months in neutral oak – 20 months in large format foudre and 12 months in barrique. After bottling, the wine was cellared for 12 additional months before release.

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of blackcurrant, mushroom, wet earth and bark follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a stone, berry, chili and spice aftertaste. Muscular and chunky. Very serious. Almost no new oak. This shows the Mayacamas DNA. October 2018 release." (Jan 2018)

96+ Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon shows the best qualities of the year to great effect. Powerful, incisive and tannic, yet also medium-bodied in structure, the 2014 is laser-focused and exceptionally beautiful. Precision and finely sculpted, the 2014 is going to need at least a few years to come into its own, but it is incredibly vivid and poised, even at this early stage. Red fruit, wild flowers, orange peel and chalk add brightness throughout." - Antonio Galloni (Mar 2018)

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"An incredible wine that reminds me of a great vintage of Lafite, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a step up over the 2012, with more depth, richness, and elegance as well as texture. Stunning notes of red and blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, cigar tobacco, and cedar all emerge from this incredibly elegant, ethereal, yet layered 2014 that has present yet polished tannin, impeccable balance, and sensational purity of fruit. It certainly offers pleasure today (more than the 2012) yet will benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age and keep for 2-3 decades. It’s a brilliant, classic, old-school styled Napa Cabernet done perfectly! " (1/31/2019)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This packs in a lot of juicy black currant and blackberry paste notes, with lively licorice snap and bramble accents filling the available space. A roasted apple wood accent lends a mouthwatering edge while a tarry echo at the very end adds range and length. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2045." - JM (Dec 2018)