2006 Maybach Family "Materium" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
An amazing wine, smooth, rich and layered, full-bodied and elegant. Delivers a complex mix of supple currant and blackberry, with touches of anise, cedar and mineral that unfold on the palate, offering extra dimensions of complexity and nuance at every turn. The finish is delightful.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Virtually all Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2006 Materium boasts complex notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, licorice, new saddle leather, and loamy soil undertones. The wine possesses extraordinary purity and texture as well as full-bodied power, elegance, sweet, velvety tannins, and impeccable balance. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep, bright ruby-red. Very ripe, soil-driven aromas of currant, blueberry, black cherry, menthol, smoke and tobacco, complicated by mint and creosote. Densely packed and very ripe but with a suave character and harmonious acidity. Smoke, mint and rocky notes complicate the dark fruit flavors. Finishes with big, broad tannins and excellent length. This 100%-Cabernet Sauvignon wine, made from the Weitz Vineyard above Dalla Valle, has a pH under 3.6 with alcohol of 15.5%, according to winemaker Thomas Brown.