Merlot Wines from New York State. Macari merlot wine 2003 is unfiltered and bottled at the New York estate. Full and rounded, with supple tannins, this Merlot wine, stylized from the choicest of Macari fruit, tantalizes the palate with the appealing bouquet of violets as it satiates the senses with the flavors of ripe, juicy black cherry and plum. Mid palate, the elegant structure of this wine teases with just a touch of toasty oak, leading to a finish that is smooth, soft and filled with fruit. Drink this affordably priced Merlot now until 2012.
Macari Vineyards, located on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island in Mattituck, New York is owned and operated by the Macari Family. What were once potato fields and farmland has become a vineyard of 180 acres of vines with additional fields of compost, farmland, and a home to cows, goats, Sicilian donkeys and ducks. Macari is on the cutting edge of viticulture and is dedicated to a more natural approach to winemaking. Joseph Macari, Jr. is recognized as a pioneer in the movement towards organic and sustainable farming on Long Island, employing principles of biodynamic farming since the vineyard’s first plantings. Extensive soil preparation, rich composts, careful cover cropping and a consideration to wildlife and terrain makes Macari's 180 planted acres stand out from the rest. Taking into account the health of the environment as a whole, and moving away from the harmful effects of pesticides to a more natural and meticulous caretaking of the soil and plants, ultimately yields premium wines.
RATINGS: BRONZE - New York Food & Wine Classic
84 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Macari 2003 Estate Merlot
A delicious nose of chocolate, spice and berry is followed by an elegant, slightly soft wine on the palate. Plum and blackberry flavors are smooth and well-balanced. Not terribly complex, but easy to drink."