Dry Creek Mariner Meritage 2013
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
Wine AdvocateA proprietary blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, the 2013 Proprietary Red The Mariner offers good blackcurrant fruit, new saddle leather, and toasty vanillin from the oak (about 40% is new). This attractive, medium-bodied, refreshing, Bordeaux-style wine should drink nicely for at least a decade.
Wine EnthusiastThis wine consists of all five red Bordeaux varieties, with 54% Cabernet Sauvignon making up the majority. A juicy front palate of cassis and blueberry leads to leathery, dusty tannins and notes of graphite, cedar and tea.
Wine SpectatorTilts toward the savory side of Cabernet. Dry and herbal, with mint, oregano and dried berry nuances at the core. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2019 through 2027. 5,149 cases made.