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Maybach - Materium Weitz Vineyard
he 2012 Materium embodies the best qualities of the 2012 vintage, the Oakville AVA and a mountain soil profile that all combine for a deeply layered, rich wine. Aromas of cedar bark, bacon, blackberries and white flowers swell out of the glass. On the palate, the experience takes a turn towards a brooding, complex mix of brambly black fruit, spiced plum, sweet tobacco and chinese medicinal herbs. These flavors are harmoniously integrated from front to back all framed with a structured set of tannins. Coupled with a completely opaque, purple-black core and the overall dense nature of this wine, it leads me to believe that we're just really scratching the surface of its full potential. -Thomas Brown
Schrader - Cabernet Sauvignon RBS Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard
as parker noted, close to perfection - no doubt, easily among the best wines I've tasted. Smooth as silk with a 90 second palate.