The Historic Winery Continues its Remarkable Consistency with 2014 Vintage
NAPA VALLEY, September 11, 2018 — Mayacamas, the historic Napa Valley winery located in the hills of Mount Veeder, is proud to announce the release of its 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. An important year in the history of the iconic winery, this release marks 125 years of winemaking for the estate. Mayacamas has been a source of legendary Napa wines since 1889 and has garnered a reputation for producing one of the longest-lived, classic style Cabernet Sauvignons in the region. The 2014 vintage continues the brand’s remarkable consistency through the classical winemaking techniques that have come to define Mayacamas.
“We are very excited to celebrate our 125 year history at Mayacamas,” said Jay Schottenstein. “Since taking over in 2013, our team has worked hard to honor and continue the brand’s legacy, refining and perfecting the winemaking techniques. The 2014 release truly showcases that our new team has the talent and commitment to make wines that are parallel to the top Cabernets of Mayacamas’ storied past.”
In 2013, the Jay Schottenstein family purchased the winery, with the goal of preserving the Mayacamas legacy while simultaneously moving the brand into the future. Under the Schottenstein Era, a new, highly skilled team was brought on, including new Napa Winemaker Braiden Albrecht and Consulting Winemaker Andy Erikson, one of the most accomplished winemakers of his generation.
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and textured, offering aromas of red raspberry, sarsaparilla and black pepper. This wine has beautiful structure with elegant tannins and length that is highlighted by notes of bay laurel, allspice and mulberry. Secondary notes of graphite, black olive and cacao hint at classic wines of the old world.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested early to retain bright acidity and firm tannins. For fermentation, the winemaking team utilizes a combination of cement vat fermenters, open-top foudre and stainless steel. After approximately two weeks on skins, the grapes are gently pressed and are ready for aging. The 2014 Cabernet aged 32 months in neutral oak – 20 months in large format foudre and 12 months in barrique. After bottling, the wine is cellared for 12 additional months before release.
The 2014 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon will be available direct to consumers September 11, 2018, priced at $125 for a 750mL bottle. For more information, please visit Mayacamas.com.