It’s good to do inventory in your wine cellar. You may find something you forgot about or you may find something that you did not know you had. Well, this is a little of both.
I received this bottle as a member of the New York Cork Club. You have heard me talk about it before, so there is no need to explain it – visit the website if you want more information, but again, if you love New York wine or want to explore New York wine on a monthly basis, this it the club for you.
Macari Vineyards 2007 Dos Aguas ($27) is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Malbec. The name, Dos Aguas represents the two major bodies of water that surround the North Fork of Long Island. These two bodies of water contribute to our maritime climate and are factors as to why Long Island is such a prime location to grow grapes. In the vineyard, the hot days are cooled off by the breeze that come from both major bodies of water.
So when I found this bottle, I needed to open it, it had been down there for a while. My wife and I have visited Macari Vineyards in the past. Early in our Long Island exploration days, we were fan’s of the Collina 48 line and I have become a fan of their Sette wine as well. We did have a few bad experiences in the past there, but this bottle, will bring us back to the tasting room sooner than later.
On the nose I was getting a lot of concentrated fruit. Loads of cooked blackberry, raspberry and blueberry. There was some dried mint along with an earthy, smoky note that I really like. There was also a bit of plum hidden there too.
When I tasted this wine, I was picking up some dark fruit, plum and blackberry along with some nice soft tannins with a tobacco leaf and spice finish.
I know that Macari Vineyards produces some very good wines and this is one of them. Juicy and flavorful – a real joy for your mouth. I had this bottle with some grilled flank steak.
After enjoying some of their blends, I really want to get into some of their single varietals…Soon!