“My mouth waters a different way when I think of Macauley Chardonnay from this storied vineyard. It’s the same feeling of anticipation that I get when I’m thinking about fine, crisp French Burgundy. This classically framed white is made in a reserved manner, respectful of the varietal character, fruit and retention of acidity.”
- Winemaker Kirk Venge
The old vineyard trio of Moss Creek, Korte Ranch and Luvisi has come through again and delivered the goods for one of the finest vintages of this wine we’ve made to date. The 2017 Old Vine Zinfandel shows precision, balance and typicity of the varietal, all directly related to the age of the vines from which it comes. Clove, vanillin, and subtle winter spices are enveloped by nuances of ripe pomegranate and bright red fruit. Fleshy strawberry and dark currants are focused and wound around the tongue. The tannins are fine and very long in the mouthfeel. It’s certainly ready to enjoy today, but this 'Old Vine' Zinfandel will be drinking its best in five to eight years.