Mayacamas winery is a historic property in Napa. With roots dating back to before prohibition, when the winery fell into disuse, was revived in 1941. When the winery was purchased in 1968 by Bob Travers, he brought the winery to the glory in which it basks today. With vineyards ranging from 1,800-2,400ft above sea level and vineyard planted back in the 60's they wines are built to last with incredible structure and power.
During Traver's time at Mayacamas, fermentation with Montrachet yeast occurred in cement tank. After 1-2 weeks of maceration the wines were pressed and moved to large, old American oak casks to undergo malolactic fermentation and 2 years of aging, followed by an additional year of aging in French oak barriques (approximately 15% new wood). The wines were then aged in bottle for two years prior to release--Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon has never been released before the fifth year after the harvest.
The 2014 Cabernet aged 32 months in neutral oak – 20 months in large format foudre and 12 months in barrique. After bottling, the wine was cellared for 12 additional months before release.
This is the first vintage produces after Bob Traver's.
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