Cabernet Sauvignon

United States, California, Napa

97/100V
96/100WS
CA$196.03

2015

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has great elegance and power. Ripe raspberry and sarsaparilla highlight the aromatics on the nose. Layered notes of dried lavender and wet slate highlight both vineyard site and winemaking style. On the palate this wine's fresh acidity and gravelly minerality lead to great focus at the finish and compliment notes of fig, leather and cacao.

#2 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon is available for purchase in increments of 1

Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied Red Wine

Region: United States, California, Napa

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2015

Rating: 95+

97 V

Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Another stellar wine from Mayacamas, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be quite reticent, which is probably a very good thing for its long-term prospects. Even so, the 2015 is dense, powerful and super-concentrated, with a level of finesse in its tannins that separates it from so many wines in this challenging vintage. Time in the glass brings out graphite, menthol, licorice, sage and spice notes that add a sense of gravitas. I would prefer to cellar the 2015 for at least a few years to allow some of the baby fat to melt away. I expect the 2015 will always remain an exotic, full-throttle wine relative to the norm here. I can't wait to see how it ages.

96 WS

Wine Spectator

Youthfully compact, with tightly wound black currant, bitter plum and dark blueberry notes, this needs time to meld with the charcoal, bay leaf and tar streaks, but the mouthwatering cut on the finish suggests that won't be a problem. Offers a long echo of juniper at the end. Best from 2023 through 2040.

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