Mayacamas VIneyards

7072244030 1155 Lokoya Road
Napa, CA 94558
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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 Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1976

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    [This wine was gifted to me by my brother-in-law who found it in an estate sale. We believe the storage for the last 40 years was less than ideal.] Slight bricking color. Very musty or maybe, horsey, nose. On the tip of the tongue, this one is surprisingly refreshing. Some dried fruit flavorscherry, plum. Very sedate tannin, but still so... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Wasn't so long ago we were talking about her. Just saw an article pop up on W-SZelma LongOh yeah, and Dave - re: the Brett topic from earlier this year. There are strong suspicions that Leoville Barton wines still contain it, all the way up to vintage 2010. If the 2003 had any, they were pretty minor and didn't stick out much. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Zelma Long Article


  • Storybook Mountain - Zinfandel Napa Valley Mayacamas Range 2011

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    Not your typical Zin - Much like a Pinot Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Freemark Abbey was actually quite good back in the late '60s, all through ... Val Winery1972 USA9.9.95Mayacamas Vineyards1971 USA10.9.45Freemark Abbey Winery1969 USA   RankGradeWineVintageOrigin1. Chateau Montelena1973 USA2. Meursault Charmes Roulot1973 France3. Chalone Vineyard1974 USA4. Spring Mountain Vineyard1973 USA5. Beaune Clos des Mouc... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is 2hr 15min. $34 per adult... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Syrah Offline 7/19/14 Sonoma...


  • I just checked my inventory--updating after purchasing some Myriad Syrah (thanks, OT!) and putting in the Jemrose Syrahs I bought a month ago (thanks again, OT!) and it is now official:  I have more Syrah than Cab on hand and quite a bit pending delivery.  (Um, thanks OT? Love the wines but the space is getting a little tight...)So it seemed lik... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How has your cellar changed?


  • Blind tasting. It’s the great equalizer, and while many people doth protest too much about the results, and often their results when undergoing such an exercise, the results tend to be irrefutable.Yes it’s easy to argue that less expensive wines may win because they are more approachable, ready on release while the big boys always need time but ... Read More

    From the article In search of Excitement


  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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    Low key on the nose and slightly herbal with minty overtones to the mild black currant fruit. A touch of old cellar and old aromas add a rustic edge along which along with mineral and blueberry notes add fine complexity. Rather rich in the mouth with plenty of currant and cherry fruit that is supported by soft tannins. A little shallow on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

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    Wine review by mark


  • It's not often that I have a plan. Well, a detailed plan at least.. Some sort of a plan not being a requirement for those in this business. But a detailed plan, and over-arching theme for a visit to wine country can certainly come in handy.  This month’s, or rather last month’s theme was, surprisingly enough: Zinfandel. I say surprisingly becaus... Read More

    From the article The Best of Zinfandel


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