Macauley 2018 Zinfandel
2018 Macauley Zinfandel “Old Vine” Napa Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 92 Points
Rich and attractively ripe, this Zin melds aromas of black raspberry syrup, ripe mulberry, Asian plum sauce, black peppercorn, dark toffee, licorice root, graphite, clove and dried herbs into a textbook “old vine” package. Plum sauce, mulberry, cherry pit and black raspberry flavors take center stage on the palate where jammy fruit and zest counterpoint complex savory flavors of kalamata olive, peppercorn, clove, five spice and dried herbs. It finishes fully dry but sweet-natured and generous and would prove a fine companion to blue cheese covered toast points, barbecued ribs or just good quality beef jerky. 900 cases produced.