Tom Mackey Zinfandel

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

"Tom Mackey was winemaker at Saint Francis Wild Oak Vineyard in Sonoma for about thirty years. After retirement, he and neighbor Clyde Galantine created the Tom Mackey Cellars winery. The 2013 Zinfandel sold out rather quickly as production numbers were so low. However, the 2014 production for the zinfandel is 150 cases and typifies more of what one thinks of when thinking of zinfandel. With dark fruit characteristic and brambly blackberry. The utilization of 100% French oak and mountain grown fruit at approximately 1500 feet created a zinfandel that really is deserving of gamey grilled meats over charcoal. This wine also exhibits a higher alcohol content of 15.4% and could easily stand up to a venison loin provided you enjoy venison prepared rare as it is such a lean cut of meat. Lamb and beef will do nicely as well. Enjoy now through 2023, no decanting necessary." - John Haggard, Sophie's Cellars