Macauley Old Vine Napa Valley Zinfandel 2015

$46

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

Christina Fanelli

2015 vintage - had a tart/sour note on the finish when I first opened it, but after it opened this was much sweeter with a full mouthfeel. Wanted to try this one young and can't wait to see how the other bottles develop with time.

2015 vintage - had a tart/sour note on the finish when I first opened it, but after it opened this was much sweeter with a full mouthfeel. Wanted to try this one young and can't wait to see how the other bottles develop with time.

9.5

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