The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sunset Block emerges from one of the newer parcels planted during the large redevelopment here that started in 2014. It shows a bit more brightness and energy than the main Cabernet bottling, with all of the vertical structure and overall intensity that is such a signature at Mayacamas. At the same time, the Sunset Block shows an elegant side of the property that is so alluring
From a block of the vineyard that's rockier than others and gets more afternoon sun, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sunset is a bit riper and concentrated than the other Cabs here, with plum, cassis and dark chocolate shadings. Medium to full-bodied, it's rich, velvety and long, a wine for the cellar.
A supersleek, tightly coiled wine, with an almost bristling iron note piercing a core of damson plum and cherry fruit, this races along with the vibrant hum of a tuning fork to a precise finish. Patience required. -- Non-blind Mayacamas vertical (September 2023). Best from 2028 through 2045.
Blend100% Cabernet Sauvignon
WinemakerAndy Erickson & Braiden Albrecht
AppellationMount Veeder, Napa Valley
VineyardMayacamas Estate Vineyard Sunset Block
Farming MethodOrganic and Biodynamic Practices
OakNeutral French barriques
Aging/Cooperage20 Months in foudre and then an additional 12 months in large barriques.
Harvest DateSeptember 26th, 2018
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Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Sunset Mt. Veeder Napa Valley 2018
Cabernet Sauvignon | US
VN98, WA95+, WS95
Organic and Biodynamic Practices
$349.00 | 750mL
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Ground shipping included on 3 or more bottles! Earliest shipping date is November 15, 2023!
This never-before-seen bottling is part of a unique offering from the winery's best vineyard plots and is only produced when the vintage allows - only seven of these offerings have ever seen the light of day. Only a few bottles available!
About the Producer
Founded in 1889, Mayacamas stands as one of the most storied vineyard and winery operations in the history of American wine. Through its more than 125 years of production, Mayacamas has earned its place as a standard-bearer of traditional winemaking, and the source of some of California’s most iconic and longest-lived bottles. Named for mountain range that divide the Napa and Sonoma valleys, the old stone winery was dug into the side of a dormant volcano crater in 1889 and has remained in production ever since. For generations, methods and tools have been passed from owner to owner, and the Mayacamas style has remained remarkably consistent.