Friday, February 26, 2010

2007 Maybach Family Vineyards - RELEASE ALERT

Today was the day that many, including myself have been waiting for, release day for the 2007 Maybach Family Vineyards Materium Cabernet Sauvignon! There are not that many of what I consider high end cabernet's that we purchase from California anymore, but Maybach is one that just cannot be passed up, especially based on the quality of the 2007 vintage! Information below from: 2007 MAYBACH MATERIUM Weitz Vineyard, Oakville 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 460 cases produced FOURTH RELEASE of Maybach Materium, from a single block of the Weitz Vineyard, which sits at 1000 feet elevation on the eastern hillside of Oakville, a bonded growing area unique in all the world. The vines here struggle to grow among boulders and stones and in shallow soil, giving deep concentration to the fruit. “The sheer size of the 2007 Materium makesit the best Maybach yet. Still, the trademark balance of the Weitz Vineyard is evident, and once again the wine is light on its feet.”— Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown Also released today: 2008 MAYBACH ETERIUM Sonoma Coast Chardonnay - B. Thieriot Vineyard 48 cases produced FROM A HILLSIDE vineyard a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, near Occidental. Burgundian in style, mineral, and floral qualities are met with an undeniably Californian personality rich with notes of stone fruit, pine needles, nuts and citrus. . What is there to say about the wines of Thomas Rivers Brown other than awesome? We're huge fans of his wines, and if there is one big cabernet that I have been holding my breath for, it was this one. Release price on these was $125 this year, with a minimal price increase of $15 per bottle from last years release. Considering how much other wineries are raising their prices, this really is not that bad. . The Eterium chardonnay was released at $78 per bottle, and unfortunately, I had to pass on these for now, but that doesn't mean that I won't go back and get some when the funds become available, if there are still wines available. Time will tell! . But for now, I am happy that I was able to log on and secure my cabernet sauvignon allocation. This is going to be a great vintage, and an amazing wine! I look forward to posting tasting notes on this wine sometime around 2020 ;-) Cheers! -F. Scott

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