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Date Printed: 4/21/2014
Maybach Family Vineyards Materium (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
Maybach Family Vineyards Materium (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2008
(search item no. 119615)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/21/2014: $539.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It has all the power one looks for in Napa Cabernet, however its always high natural acidity provides such explosive aromatics and palate-precision that it comes across as light on its feet. There's a nice spiciness to it that's hard to place, but it contrasts nicely with the crushed rock and dense black-fruited center that dominates the palate.
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About Maybach Family Vineyards:

From humble beginnings as a trainee in a German orphanage, Wilhelm Maybach came to invent the high-speed internal combustion engine which led to his creation of the first motorcycle. In 1901, as chief engineer and business partner to Gottlieb Daimler, he designed and built the first Mercedes cars. In later years, Wilhelm's son, Karl Maybach, developed the first high-speed diesel engine and constructed motors for the Zeppelin airships that circled the globe in the 1920's and 30's.

In 2002, Daimler AG revitalized the Maybach brand in recognition of the father and son who together played such a monumental role in defining German engineering.

100 years later, the name Maybach remains synonymous with quality at the finest level. The tradition of individuality and craftsmanship established by the Maybach ancestors, the winery continues to honor with with its hand-made wines.