Macdonald

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.82 ratings
9.81 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.8

Day 1 of Napa in the books!

The ‘16 Macdonald is one of the greatest Napa cabs I've tasted. I've taken time to think on that statement as I didn't want to make a rash judgement after leaving the visit while the glow of the tasting was still fresh. It really is spectacular. Very red & black fruit dominant with black cherry covered dark chocolate...graphite/minerality along with very floral aromatics (violets). Velvet like texture. Describing this young, powerful wine at this age won’t do it justice. It was decanted 8hrs prior to our stop.

They are the definition of hands on. An inspiring and old school style. The walk through the Vineyards was the most informative winery experience I've ever had. I'm sold on not only the wine, but on supporting them.

Top pic: walking through Macdonald’s To-Kalon portion with Alex Macdonald.
Bottom left pic: gnarly cab vine from the mid 1950s!

Day 1 of Napa in the books!

The ‘16 Macdonald is one of the greatest Napa cabs I've tasted. I've taken time to think on that statement as I didn't want to make a rash judgement after leaving the visit while the glow of the tasting was still fresh. It really is spectacular. Very red & black fruit dominant with black cherry covered dark chocolate...graphite/minerality along with very floral aromatics (violets). Velvet like texture. Describing this young, powerful wine at this age won’t do it justice. It was decanted 8hrs prior to our stop.

They are the definition of hands on. An inspiring and old school style. The walk through the Vineyards was the most informative winery experience I've ever had. I'm sold on not only the wine, but on supporting them.

Top pic: walking through Macdonald’s To-Kalon portion with Alex Macdonald.
Bottom left pic: gnarly cab vine from the mid 1950s!

Feb 1st, 2019
Mike Smith

Owner/Winemaker Myriad Cellars

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Dec 8th, 2018
Jake Rubash

No better wine to be #1000 for me on Delectable

No better wine to be #1000 for me on Delectable

Dec 9th, 2018