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2012 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8572884 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$140
Item Sold Amount Date
I8613419 1 $135 Jan 1, 2023
I8577871 1 $140 Dec 11, 2022
I8553560 1 $140 Dec 4, 2022
I8526874 2 $140 Nov 13, 2022
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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

A spearmint note gives this a fresh lead in, while red and black currant fruit flavors follow quickly behind. Grippy throughout, with lots of energetic bramble and bay leaf hints and savory accents...

94James Suckling

This is a tannic and muscular red with austere tannins now but vivid fruit and focused structured. It's linear and energetic. Extremely long and beautiful.

93-96Vinous / IWC

Rose petals, mint, sage and a hint of white pepper add an element of exoticism on the high-toned, expressive finish.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...offers a complex bouquet of black cherry and mulberry fruits, bay leaf, cedar, and sappy herb and tobacco-like nuances.

PRODUCER

Mayacamas

Located in the Mayacamas Mountains between Sonoma and Napa Valleys, Mayacamas winery was built in 1889 by a German immigrant who sold wine by the barrel to bottlers in San Francisco. The winery was owned by several families in the 20th century and in July 2013 Mayacamas was purchased by Charles Banks and his wife Ali, in partnership with Jay Schottenstein and his son Joey. Andy Erickson will lead the winemaking. The new owners are only the fourth group of owners in the estate’s long history. Mayacamas is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a widely admired Chardonnay. Grapes grown at the winery are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Mount Veeder

Mount Veeder AVA was established in 1993, though its origins as a wine producing district date to the 19th century. A German Presbyterian pastor named Peter Veeder was one of the first landowners in the area, and by 1864 one of his neighbors, a German sea captain named Stelham Wing, was producing wine commercially. The area continued to attract German agricultural entrepreneurs, some of whom established the estate that would later become the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle winery. Today the AVA includes about 1,000 acres of vineyards, most of them at relatively high altitudes. The Mayacamas vineyard, for instance, is at 2,400 feet. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.