Made only in outstanding vintages, our 2010 Alexandra is an elegant blend of 82% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Malbec. The wine is full bodied and complex with notes of lush black fruits, velvet but supportive tannins, and a long lingering finish. Story behind the blend: Alexandra Macari marked her favorite barrels in chalk with an “A” from the excellent 2000 vintage. Her husband, Joseph, then decided to make a secret blend from all of the “A” barrels. A great success! 100% estate fruit from the Macari family farm in Mattituck.
“I let it sit and get some air, pull in some oak and show its finesse and refinement. It is gorgeously balanced and actually seems rather understated. The sweet fruit and oak mingle and it seems quite sexy in flavor. Yet, there is always that understatement and elegance. The longer this was open, the nicer it was. It kept growing on me. This gradually became one of my favorite NY reds in this report.” – Wine Advocate, 93 points