2017 Cuvée Kristina
Mac made this wine for his wife. It is always comprised of the most elite barrels of that particular vintage.
10% whole cluster fermented in small, open-top bins, and spent 15-20 days on skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 18 months in 228, 265, and 500-liter French oak barriques, 70% new.
Red fruit, dark roast coffee, blueberry compote, cigar smoke, seasoned mahogany, chocolate-covered cherries, exotic flowers. Rich, concentrated, focused, and layered, finishing with finesse and grace.
96 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck
95 points, Vinous Media