Winemaker Steve Law is inspired by his time in France and love of French wines. He pursues vineyards in the cooler, fog-blanketed regions of Russian River Valley and Bennett Valley to tease out gentle nuances and layers of complexity, with the goal being to showcase elegant, approachable wines reminiscent of his favorite appellations.
MacLaren wines are meant for the table, to be enjoyed by family and friends. They tend to be lower in alcohol and balanced in acid and tannin structure, while presenting rich fruit-forward characteristics that make them approachable and complement food.
“MacLaren’s Sonoma Syrahs all show classic cool-climate characteristics: floral aromas, pepper, a meatiness that’s hard to ignore and acidity that lifts the mix of savory and fruity.” -Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast