The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon - the first Cabernet produced by Andy Erickson and his team - marks the beginning of a bright new era of winemaking at Mayacamas. Since taking over stewardship of the estate in 2013, our efforts have been focused on the unique challenge of maintaining the traditional methods while simultaneously improving quality. Through meticulous restoration of the winery and a renewed focus on the details of great farming and winemaking, we feel the 2013 Cabernet represents the first step in an exciting journey forward at Mayacamas.
Vinous Media - Galloni – 96 pts
“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is just as impressive from bottle as it was from cask. Vibrant and pulsating with energy, the 2013 captures the richness and power of the vintage but in the super-classic Mayacamas style. Deep, tightly wound and super-expressive, the 2013 is simply magnificent today. Still, it needs time to shed its tannin and fully unwind. Readers lucky enough to find the 2013 should expect a firm, structured Cabernet built for cellaring.”
James Suckling – 97 pts
“This is slightly more opulent than other vintages of Mayacamas with tile, slate, dark fruits and flowers such as roses. Full body, firm and luscious tannins. Lots of sage and lavender undertones. Best ever from here? First wine from new owners. Reserved extravagance. Barrel sample. Released in fall 2017.”
High on the slopes of Mount Veeder, Mayacamas Vineyards has been a source of legendary California wine since 1889. Since the 1950’s the vinification and élevage of Mayacamas remains remarkably consistent and our continued commitment to employ classical techniques and tools is integral to the character of these wines. The mountain terroir at Mayacamas ranges from 1,800 to 2,400 feet in elevation and the estate spans 475 acres, only 50 of which are dedicated to vine. The region’s richly intense, age-worthy wines reflect the independent spirit of its mountain growers and vintners, borne of rugged conditions that demand craftsmanship at the highest level.