Macdonald

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

9.88 ratings
9.74 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Fraser McKinley

This was part of a very enjoyable and educational visit with Graeme a couple of weeks back. We tasted the ‘17 from half bottle and it showed impeccable purity and lovely concentration all poised neatly within its classical styling. There is superb complexity too, no doubt leached from the complex soils they’re working with. Cool vineyard and delicious wine - 2017

This was part of a very enjoyable and educational visit with Graeme a couple of weeks back. We tasted the ‘17 from half bottle and it showed impeccable purity and lovely concentration all poised neatly within its classical styling. There is superb complexity too, no doubt leached from the complex soils they’re working with. Cool vineyard and delicious wine - 2017

Jul 26th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”

Sampled 4/29/2019 at “Taste of Oakville”

May 12th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 MacDonald is a stunning new release, utilizing 100% To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. This downright sexy Cabernet is absolutely singing in its youth. The wine shows incredible richness and complexity with a vibrant mineral backbone. With a sumptuous mouthfeel, the palate reveals sage, black tea, anise, tar and creme de cassis with mocha with lighter wet stone accents. There is an incredible purity of fruit here. Seamless and intense this is an absolutely incredible new wine from this storied family in Napa. Drink 2022-2045- 97

The 2016 MacDonald is a stunning new release, utilizing 100% To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. This downright sexy Cabernet is absolutely singing in its youth. The wine shows incredible richness and complexity with a vibrant mineral backbone. With a sumptuous mouthfeel, the palate reveals sage, black tea, anise, tar and creme de cassis with mocha with lighter wet stone accents. There is an incredible purity of fruit here. Seamless and intense this is an absolutely incredible new wine from this storied family in Napa. Drink 2022-2045- 97

Apr 6th, 2019
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
Eric LaMasters

Amazingly pure and perfect! So complex and exquisitely balanced.

Amazingly pure and perfect! So complex and exquisitely balanced.

Apr 27th, 2019
Eric Casias

What an amazing night tasting through the MacDonald Vintages. Good times with amazing folks. 2010 is in a great spot. Thanks to Alex MacDonald for hosting.

What an amazing night tasting through the MacDonald Vintages. Good times with amazing folks. 2010 is in a great spot. Thanks to Alex MacDonald for hosting.

Mar 31st, 2019
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