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Macauley Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Macauley Vineyards

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, California

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ALERT: You are receiving a rare opportunity to purchase Macauley Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon. It is sold only through the winery and has NEVER been discounted. Contributions to charity at this “giving” time of year was their inspiration. Enjoy!
Tasting Notes:

A masculine wine from the first glimpse of the bottle, the follow up does not disappoint. It opens with aromas of plums, blackberries, tobacco and sweet spices. A big, muscular palate loaded with more than enough fruit to fill out its structure, the taste also shows dark chocolate and other barrel influenced flavors which helps define its muscular frame. Powerful tannins frame the long, insistent finish.

“This small estate’s production is limited, but these wines merit attention…” 

~
Robert Parker, Jr.
  • Grapes
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    400 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    This wine will improve over the next 4 to 5 years and will evolve beautifully if cellared correctly until 2022 or longer. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.
Winemaker:
Kirk Venge
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About the Vineyard:

Macauley Vineyard carefully hand-selects the grapes for their wine and boast two exclusive and unique properties, To Kalon and Star Vineyards.

To Kalon, originally planted in 1868, provides grapes for some of the Napa Valley’s most sought after wines including Harlan Estate, Bacio Divino, Carter Cellars, Schrader Cellars, Paul Hobbs Wines and Macauley Vineyards. To Kalon is Greek for “highest quality” or “greatest beauty”. The vineyard sits at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in the Oakville AVA and is managed by the famed Andy Beckstoffer whose passion for growing the best grapes possible is legendary in the Napa Valley.

Star Vineyards grows in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. The vines get wonderful sun exposure and sink their roots into deep, well drained alluvial soils. This is one of the valley’s most celebrated spots for grape growing. The vines of Star Vineyard have produced consistently delightful wines, including Forman Vineyard, El Molino Winery and St. Clement Vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the most historic, most long running Star Vineyards block, which is managed by David Abreu, one of the most sought after vineyard consultants in California.

Additional Winemaker Notes:
Accolades:
  • 93 points – “Cellar Selection” Wine Enthusiast 
  • 92 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Beef, pasta with meat sauce, lamb and hamburgers pair beautifully with this wine as do hard aged cheeses, mushroom dishes and dark chocolate.
About the Winery
Macauley Vineyard After cutting his winemaking teeth on wineries within the Napa Valley, Mac Watson decided to revive his family’s label. The Macauley Vineyard label was originally established in St. Helena in the early 1980s by Ann Macauley Watson, Mac’s mother, and for several years produced a very well received late harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Learn more