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
2013 Alba - Cava Maciel
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A 100% Cabernet made in a French style, this wine presents classic cabernet notes of cassis, baking spices, vanilla, and black cherry in a full-bodied envelope that has sufficient tannin and structure to age for quite a while. If consumed now this wine will reward a 30 -60 minute decant.
330 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 15 years
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Jorge Maciel - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - 20 year old vines in soil of sand and clay mix.
12 months in French and American oak