Our flagship red blend made only in premium vintages. This complex blend consists of 56% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. Dark cherry, tobacco leaf, and baking spices on the nose with flavors of layered red fruit, dried herbs, dark chocolate and vanilla on the palate lead to a full, elegant finish. 100% estate fruit from the Macari family farm in Mattituck.
"Notes of vanilla, cinnamon and chocolate lend spice and warmth to the ripe red-cherry flavor of this Merlot-based Bordeaux blend. It’s unabashedly bold in style with big, chunky tannins and rich, supple fruit, but has enough structure to develop improve further through 2019." — Anna Lee Iijima, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, "Cellar Selection"
"Macari Vineyards' flagship red blend is drinking beautifully right now and showing signs of strength for many years to come." — Amy Zavatto, NY POST
"The 2010 Bergen Road is the winery's Bordeaux-style blend: 56% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 26 months in French oak (only 30% new). One of the winery's long-standing brands (begun in 1997 and only made in 6 vintages since), this was sourced from 19- to 20-year-old vines and comes in at 14.2% alcohol. Quite beautiful, this shows fine concentration and balances its power very nicely. It tastes great, too, and finishes well. Focused and persistent, it has a serious backbone and it should continue to age well over the next decade or so. — Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, 92 points
This wine was a great value when it was released a few years ago – an intensely flavorful blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot, but having tasted it again recently – it’s an even better value now. The oak flavors, which were a bit forward before have really mellowed, allowing layers of cherries and brambly fruit emerge with violet and licorice accents. Still-firm tannins point to a great future but are still giving enough for the wine to be delicious today. This is a wine that would be $75 or more at some local wineries. — Lenn Thompson, Northforker.com/Long Island Wine Press