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Amanti Vino USD 62.99 750ml

Mayacamas Merlot Mt Veeder 2014

Member Review by TPVillageFoodie117:

Just bought this delicious wine at a gorgeous fine dining restaurant where I work, Trelio here in Clovis CA. Something to add to my collection besides my Silverado. Thank you to Chris Shackelford (the restaurants wine expert) for helping me select one.

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Mayacamas VIneyards:
Mayacamas Vineyards is a wine estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The old stone winery is perched on the edge of a dormant volcano crater near the top of Mt. Veeder. Fifty two acres of vineyards are planted on mountain sides ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level. Deer, eagles, coyotes, cougars, foxes, bobcats, and an occasional bear stil... Read more
Mayacamas Vineyards is a wine estate located in the Mayacamas Mountains that divide the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. The old stone winery is perched on the edge of a dormant volcano crater near the top of Mt. Veeder. Fifty two acres of vineyards are planted on mountain sides ranging from 1,800 to 2,400 feet above sea level. Deer, eagles, coyotes, cougars, foxes, bobcats, and an occasional bear still inhabit this rugged terrain. The winery was built in 1889 by John Henry Fisher, a German immigrant, who first worked as a sword engraver in Philadelphia and then became a pickle merchant in San Francisco. The winery was also used by his family as a summer home and as a ranch to raise and care for the horses he used to deliver pickles to his clients in San Francisco. He sold his wine by the barrel. The barrels were loaded onto horse drawn wagons, driven fifteen miles to the Napa River, and then transferred to ferry boats which took the wine to San Francisco where it was bottled and sold At Mayacamas Vineyards our objective is to make wine with as much flavor, complexity and character as grapes can deliver. Given proper care and enough time, we believe these make the most interesting and enjoyable wines of all. Read less

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Vintage: 2007 06/03/2013

Just bought this delicious wine at a gorgeous fine dining restaurant where I work, Trelio here in Clovis CA. Something to add to my collection besides my Silverado. Thank you to Chris Shackelford (the restaurants wine expert) for helping me select one.


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Vintage: 2001 10/16/2008

Bob Travers is always behind his winemaking colleagues. Not necessarily behind in competence, mind you (after all, he taught and mentored many of them), but behind in his release regimen. While most of the rest of the Napa Valley is busy this time of year sending their 2003 reds to market, the Mayacamas vintner still has his 2001 Merlot out there.That’s because Travers believes in the old-fashioned way of making wine. That is, he dry farms his vineyard at the 2,000-foot elevation on Mount Veeder; he almost always brings his wines in at under the “magical” 14-percent alcohol mark; and he waits and waits and waits to release them. Even at that, most of his reds, upon release, need many years in the cellar to come to maturity; but not necessarily with this one. Perhaps it’s because it’s mostly Merlot and not Cabernet, the wine is surprisingly smooth now with warm black cherry fruit and fine-grained tannins. There’s tar, minerals, cinnamon and clove aromas with some plum flavors also. So, go ahead and drink it now but it will continue to age over the next dozen years. The wine spent a half-year in large oak casks and another 18 months in smaller barrels. Oh, and did I tell you that the listed alcohol is 13.5 percent? That’s an almost unheard-of number in a red wine from the Napa Valley these days. There were less than 350 cases produced.



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