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2015 Via Lactia - Cava Maciel
The Maciel Estate

- All wines are aged for a minimum of 12 months in French and American oak and 18 months in the bottle before release.

 - Maciel's red wines are built for long-term aging and reward time in the cellar. 

 - Jorge makes all of his wines from purchased fruit in vineyard sites he has used since he started. He only uses select vineyard sites in Valley de Guadalupe, Ojos Negros, and Valle de Vicente. 

The high elevation vineyard site in Ojos Negros (3,500 ft) is farmed organic and is the oldest vineyard of Nebbiolo in the area, with an average vine age of 80+ years.

Total production: 6 wines, 3,200 cases

2015 Via Lactia - Cava Maciel

  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    A 100% Merlot made in a French style, this is a silky smooth Merlot that pairs perfectly with a fireside dinner in the winter. Winemaker Jorge Maciel makes wines with the intention of them being aged before they are consumed, thus his approach of not releasing his 2015 vintage until 2021. 

    330 cases made

    Drinking window: Now - 7 years

  • Vintage:


  • Blend:

    100% Merlot

  • Producer:

    Cava Maciel