My mouth waters a different way when I think of Macauley Chardonnay. 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. The uniqueness of employing 25% concrete egg, 25% Stainless Steel and the balance, 50% of the production in mainly neutral French Oak, focuses the pure varietal flavors of citrus, white flowers, wet granite and a hint of yeastiness. There is an acid based salinity/savory sensation near the finish that pulls you in for another taste. Drinking lovely upon release, I think this wine will improve over the next 5 years and drink well out to 10. -Kirk Venge, Winemaker
Production: 275 Cases
With an initial bouquet of raspberry and a recurring note of maple, this is a full-bodied wine with freshness and acidity. It has an inviting layer of spice and hints of freshly baked cherry pie. A high-wire balancing act of weight and freshness.
Production: 900 Cases