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Wine Spectator Names Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 the #4 Wine of 2020


Mayacamas Vineyards is proud to announce that their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has been named Wine Spectator’s #4 Top Wine Release of 2020. This marks the second year in a row that a Mayacamas Cabernet has been named in the publication’s top five wines of the year. Known for its classic winemaking style, Mayacamas is honored by this important accolade for its signature varietal that was released in Fall 2020.

The nose on the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is bright with raspberry and resinous pencil shavings. The wine becomes steadily more expressive in the glass, revealing brambly fruit and pomegranate aromas. Fruit is balanced by flinty minerality and Mount Veeder’s signature freshness. Fine, earthy tannins bring depth and focus to the wine before melting into a long, mouthwatering finish. The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $135 per 750mL bottle. For more information, please visit: www.mayacamas.com.


Founded in 1889, Mayacamas stands as one of the most storied vineyards and winery operations in Napa Valley, CA, located high on the slopes of Mount Veeder.  Since the 1950’s the vinification of Mayacamas wines has remained remarkably consistent with a continued commitment to employ classical techniques and tools that are integral to the character of the Mayacamas brand and product. In July 2013, Mayacamas was purchased by the Jay Schottenstein family, marking the beginning of a bright new era at Mayacamas. The Schottenstein’s will continue the Mayacamas legacy and distinguished 125-year history while simultaneously moving the brand into the future. Through meticulous restoration of the winery and a renewed focus on the details of great viticulture and winemaking, their vision is coming to fruition. The highly skilled team includes winemaker Braiden Albrecht under the tutelage of Andy Erickson–one of the most accomplished winemakers of his generation. In the vineyard, Phil Coturri–renowned organic viticulturist–oversees the process of replanting and regenerating the soil. Visitors can taste Mayacamas wines and shop luxury retail items at the Downtown Napa tasting room or tour the vineyard through an off-road mountain tasting experience.  For more information, please visit: www.mayacamas.com.

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