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 Apogeo - Cava Maciel
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A Nebbiolo that shows just how deep and rich this varietal plays out in Northern Baja. From the high elevation old vine vineyards of Ojos Negros this wine has profound tannins that will carry it well into the 2030's. Full bodied with taught acidity and layers of tannins, if approached now it will appreciate a 2 hour decant.
500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 20 years
Jorge Maciel - Mexican
High elevation vineyards of Ojos Negros 3,500 ft - 42 year old vines in soil of decomposed quartz and some red clay.
Aged in French oak for 18 months - 60% 1st use, 40% 2nd and 3rd use.