Macauley Old Vine Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

$34.99

An outstanding new Zinfandel discovery from Macauley and winemaker Kirk Venge.  Only 375 cases produced. a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf a lush Zin that offers subtle white pepper with flavors of red berry and sweet vanilla. Highly recommend - See more at: http://www.deandeluca.com/wine/red/zinfandel/macauley-old-vine-napa-valley-zinfandel-2010/#sthash.FYPgZ7uG.dpuf Winemaker Notes:  "This is perhaps the smoothest, silkiest and most seductive tasting Zinfandel I’ve ever made. I would strive to produce this exact bottling every year were it so easily done. The color is an amazing and dark garnet followed by richness and ripeness found in Zins that come only ever so often. The aromatics are well stacked in the glass beginning with sweet red fruit and flowed by barrel vanillin and sweet cocoa. Lastly the typical Zin white pepper and spice finds its place in the furthermost layers of the nose. Moving from the aromatics to the first taste, getting to enjoy this wine is a much anticipated event. The flavors are a pleasant twist of blackberry, vanilla, cassis and sweet density from old vine age supported by the oak. Tannin and acid are interlaced as well offering plenty for this rich Zinfandel to support itself upon. The overall is a polished and pleasing wine that rides the fine line of ripeness with textured mouthfeel and finish that satisfies for over 45 seconds after the first taste. I would anticipate this wine drinking well from inception to 2020 and well beyond."

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Ratings on Delectable

Joe Roth

A beautiful Zinfandel. Aging nicely.

A beautiful Zinfandel. Aging nicely.

9.2

Joe Roth

Can’t beat the fruit on this Zinfandel!

Can’t beat the fruit on this Zinfandel!

9.5

Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (91/100) Яркий и приятный ягодный аромат: вишневый джем, мармелад из красной смородины, яблочное повидло, ваниль. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и мягкими танинами. Очень хорошее, яркое и запоминающееся, но не вполне комплексное вино.

16.5/20 (91/100) Яркий и приятный ягодный аромат: вишневый джем, мармелад из красной смородины, яблочное повидло, ваниль. Тельное с умеренной кислотностью и мягкими танинами. Очень хорошее, яркое и запоминающееся, но не вполне комплексное вино.

9.1

VB

A little tight at first but opens up to cherry-blueberry with a hint of leather finish.

A little tight at first but opens up to cherry-blueberry with a hint of leather finish.

8.8

Jason and Jennie

This stuff rocks. 93-94. Big rich zin

This stuff rocks. 93-94. Big rich zin

9.4

Jason and Jennie

Rounder and probably more balanced than the beau vigne haypress, which had more zin qualities and bigger tannins/spice/punch. Softer but still loaded with fruit. Black cherry/plum with a little licorice. Doesn't have the baking spices of the hunnicutt zin. Got some pepper. Great price out of all the venge made zins.

Rounder and probably more balanced than the beau vigne haypress, which had more zin qualities and bigger tannins/spice/punch. Softer but still loaded with fruit. Black cherry/plum with a little licorice. Doesn't have the baking spices of the hunnicutt zin. Got some pepper. Great price out of all the venge made zins.

9.3

Jason and Jennie

My wife loves the high views, but I like ocean front, constant battle of where were going. Found a cool place in curaçao next year, Boase resort

My wife loves the high views, but I like ocean front, constant battle of where were going. Found a cool place in curaçao next year, Boase resort

9.3

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