Mayacamas, Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2007Regular price $260.00 Save $-260.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Mayacamas has stood the test of time with its historic vineyards and cellar set into the Mt. Veeder hillside at a staggering 2500 feet in elevation. The winery was founded in 1889 by a German immigrant couple. While the property has changed hands several times, the recent successor has taken extreme measures to retain a sense of finesse, concentration and balance. As recent as 2012, the winery has taken a step back by learning to not lean on new oak usage, instead opting for their used older casks. They continue to replant with new vines while organic and dry-farming remain a focus. Maycamas remains a benchmark producer, “the last man standing” from the glory days of California winemaking.
Even though Mayacamas just released their 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, their library wine from 2007 was released at the same time. Some of the 2007 was held back to age in the bottle further, a purposeful choice made by then winemaker Robert Travers who saw incredible ageing potential. The fruit is harvested from high altitude vineyards of Mount Veeder where the climate is cool. The Library Release wine ages for almost three years in large oak barrels before it goes on to age in the bottle.