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 Via Lactea - Cava Maciel
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
Built to age, this is a merlot that reminds one of a merlot from the well known appellation of Margaux in France. Medium to full bodied with an elegant perfume of violets and dried fruit and a finish that persists for 30 seconds. This wine will reward a 30 minute decant.
330 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 15 years
Jorge Maciel - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - 15 year old vines in alluvial sandy soil with some clay.
12 months in French and American oak. 40% of the oak is 1st use and 60% is 2nd and 3rd use.