When I pulled this bottle off my rack I realized I also had the same wine in the 2008 vintage — so this is kind of “late”. Though, tasting the ’07 now proved that a.) it is ageable and b.) it might continue to evolve with even more cellaring.
The nose is attractive, offering spice (cardamom? allspice?) and chocolate notes as well as red fruit. In the mouth it has nice structure and good balance, with ample acidity and tannins for food matching. Very nice on its own, but also good for the table. Try it with a burger, meatloaf, pot roast, similarly simple fare based on beef, or a vegetarian dish that has some earthy flavors.
I doubt you’ll find the 2007 vintage, but fresher ones will be similarly good — a review for the 2008, which is the current vintage, is coming soon. Try to locate Macari Merlot at a retailer near you using Wine-Searcher, Vinquire, or WineZap
Disclosure: I received this wine as a press sample