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2011 Macauley "Old Vine" Zinfandel
Napa Valley

2011 Macauley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
0.75
PH
3.55
Bottling Date
March 25, 2013
Alcohol %
15.4

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
0.75
PH
3.55
Bottling Date
March 25, 2013
Alcohol %
15.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This is one impressive Zinfandel from what was a pretty trying vintage. I haven’t tried one from ’11 that I’ve liked more. The 2011 has all the characteristics of a classic and I couldn’t be prouder of how this wine has come around. At the start there is a mild heat to warm up with followed by hedonistic aromas candle vanilla, hints of clove, cola and warm cinnamon wafting in and around the nose of the glass. The palate delivers a soft entry with literally no bite anywhere throughout the experience. Sewn together with bright blackberry, raspberry and a touch of barrel roastiness, this wine delivers a weighty package of flavor. The flavors taper but not too soon. Countless seconds go by before this Zin is through with you...and then another sip! Before you know, a 750ml bottle becomes an absurdly small vessel to store and pour wine from. Zin has this affect upon thousands! A wine deserving of a rare steak, grilled game, Thanksgiving dinner or even a long overdue bonfire party. Drink now and enjoy to 2018 or beyond…and do not fear a few harmless and completely natural tartrates in the bottle if you so find them (aka. the flavor diamonds). - Kirk Venge, Winemaker
Vineyard Notes
31% Yountmill, Oakville; 31% Moss Creek, Napa; 25% Luvisi, Calistoga; 13% Kenefick, Calistoga
Production Notes
87% Zinfandel 13% Petite Sirah
Production
400 cases