According to Wine Spectator - Shows a spicy herb, dried currant, mineral and sage edge, supported by firm tannins. Full-bodied, this is very trim and closed now, so best to cellar short term. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2016.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This Bordeaux-Syrah blend is very good, a dry, full-bodied red that will be versatile at the table. It shows deep flavors of blackberries, cherries and cocoa, with edges of bacon, cola, anise, orange zest and sweet dried herbs.
Winemaker Notes - At long last, our new 2006 Maximus is available. This is still the best deal in the Napa Valley! With more Cabernet in this blend than ever before, this deal has gotten even sweeter! The blend on the 2006 Maximus is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah and 5% Malbec. The wine opens with buoyant aromas of blackberry, violets and chocolate covered cherries. On the palate, the wine displays flavors of dark berries, mocha and caramelized cherries. With elegant, velvety tannins, the wine has a long fruit driven finish and pairs well with practically everything.