Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Materium Cabernet Sauvignon opens with earthy notions of tilled soil, moss and fungi over an exuberant core of black cherries, wild blueberries, red currants and Mediterranean herbs with a waft of lavender. Full-bodied and opulently fruited in the mouth, the palate delivers generous black fruit and herbal layers, structured with firm, chewy tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note. 450 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2042Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: 234
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100One of the greatest wines in the vintage is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Materium which is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a higher elevation hillside vineyard in Oakville that was raised in 90% new French oak barrels. Just magical stuff that has incredible aromatics of crème de cassis, white flowers, huge minerality, violets, and scorched earth. This is followed by a massive, opulent, yet weightless wine that has off the charts purity of fruit, fine, fine tannin, perfect balance, and a finish that won’t quit. This legendary beauty will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and keep for three to four decades.Drink Dates: 2024 - 2064Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 218 bottles owned
- 36 collectors