Lovely elegant floral Pinot from the Yarra. Mac clearly knows his local terroir… — 19 days ago
Hey, Delectable— this is the Visions 2018 North Coast Pinot, but the ID wasn’t available.
Unabashedly ripe and warm, but with a distinctive umami flavor (hoisin sauce?) that I’m really digging. Black cherry, black plum and even blue fruit on the nose and palette. Lovely satiny texture. Medium + finish.
Hedonistic in the way you’d expect from a winemaker mentored by the Wagners, but the suppleness and umami notes make this wine stand out in a sea of north coast Pinot Noir, and the absence of new oak lets the fruit do the taking. Perfect with chicken lettuce wraps and haricot verts smothered in Madeira mushroom cream sauce.
Owner/founder, Mac Macdonald, has been making his own California Pinot Noir for more than 25 vintages now and it shows. Side note: he’s also one of the better story tellers in the biz.
Initially sampled as part of a tasting with the #AAAV (Association of African American Vintners) and took the bottle home.
— 5 months ago
Wonderful wonderful expression of Chardonnay from Mac Forbes clearly on a great site and judicious winemaking. Wish I’d decanted for longer as the flavours just kept developing... — 3 months ago
This carb-mac of the St. Laurent varietal from Austria (11.5% ABV) has classic sour cherry and spice character. Three week slow cold ferment in closed fermenters, then the whole bunches are pressed into 500 liter oak vats for four months.￼The label is reference to beneficial insects.￼ I’d love this to be chilled with seafood but tasting just fine at cellar temp. — 4 months ago
Although not my favorite white, it was fresh, citrusy and had the minerality of a French Chardonnay. It was goid with baked cod and a delicious gouda mac and cheese. — 3 months ago
I feel like Stefan on SNL weekend update, but this wine has it all:
- complexity ✔️
The descriptors keep coming to me... the wine is showing a good deal of development (‘15 base, extended lees aging in neutral oak, some reserve wine; disgorged 11/19) Aromas of flaky, buttery, just-out-of-the-oven croissant; pomello, vanilla bean/ creme brûlée with a hint of lemon zest; subtle coconut/Shea butter (meunièr maybe?), apricot (fresh and dried), dried red apple, ginger, saffron.
- elegance and finesse ✔️
Lacy and delicate mousse. So weightless on the palate, but so decadent in flavor that it feels like a magic trick.
- a long, flavorful finish ✔️
No dosage and none needed; unfined and unfiltered.
Pairs best with 100% COVID immunity (and Stouffer’s Mac and Cheese from the corner bodega). Salud! — 3 months ago
Thank god, success for koshu. Amber, peach, geraniums, and the usual citrus nose. This really makes up for the lack of depth and body in non mac koshu. It's still a light wine but there's an evolution from orange peel, peach, and softer floral flavours into a more chalky citrus finish. Its pretty awesome. We'll done mercian. — 5 months ago