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Free Mayacamas tasting this Friday in Napa

Posted by dmcker, Oct 11, 2010.

Now this is one tasting for which I wish I had beam-me-up-Scottie technology access. I'd be there in a heartbeat. I'm down to my last pre-'80 Mayacamas cab in my cellar, and haven't been focused enough on bottle procurement for their oh-so-oldskool-good, oh-so-ageable cabs and chards in recent years....


life changing wines: Mayacamas Vineyards

Ask someone who knows. 

When one samples a bottle of Mayacamas, whether a white or a red, from a few decades back or just a couple of years old, you just get it.

Few, if any, Napa wineries still make wine like Mayacamas anymore, and after sampling their wines with 10, 20 and even 40 years of bottle age (still going strong) you'll consider yourself one lucky sonofagun. 

Winemaker and proprietor Bob Travers has made wine using the same true standards for over 40 vintages in Napa Valley, and his son Chris continues this tradition of excellence. In every bottle, you taste their Mt. Veeder terroir, the low-yields, the careful aging in large casks and in bottle before release... These are impressive, personality-driven, varietally-true wines. 

We could not be more proud to share the Mayacamas wines with our friends and customers this Friday, October 15th from 5 PM - 7 PM. Chris Travers will be pouring the following wines:

- 2000 Chardonnay, $45 stunning library release
- 2007 Chardonnay, $35 current release

- 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, $150 proving that '97 can age gorgeously!
- 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, $65 current release

This is the first time that these extraordinary wines have been available at ACME, and we are offering a discount of 10% to in-store buyers on the night of the pouring. Please call ahead if you like to reserve your bottles : 888.963.0440

(No RSVP necessary  - please check our website for other delightful ACME updates!)


With thanks and excitement, 

ACME Fine Wines

1080 Fulton Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574


Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Oct 11, 2010.

That is one heck of a good free tasting. I have a 72 late narvest Zin and a 90 cab standing up right now. Two mags of the 77 left in the cellar!

Reply by dmcker, Oct 11, 2010.

If there's one '97 from that monster-fruit vintage that I'd be sure without tasting to not have hollowed out by now, it'd be Mayacamas, though of course there are others. It's interesting how defensive Acme's "proving that '97 can age gorgeously!" is about this vintage, and it goes to my statements about it in another thread recently.

Oh, and Greg, color me green....

Reply by outthere, Oct 11, 2010.

Now, if they did these tastings on Monday mornings around 10AM I would be all over them. Maybe I can swap my Mondays with Fridays. Hmmm...

Reply by napagirl68, Oct 12, 2010.

Maybe.... if I can get a babysitter... any volunteers?

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