Dry Creek Mariner Meritage 2018
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|Region||California, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley|
The grapes for this delicious Bordeaux-inspired blend come from several of our most prized estate and hillside vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. At first swirl, the wine displays aromas of black currant, black cherry and dried cranberry. Several more minutes reveal hints of white pepper, cumin, mocha and violet. The palate has dark berry flavors along with earthy complexity and savory tones. It finishes with notes of baking spices, dried herbs and vanilla. Good acidity will help this wine to age beautifully for years to come.
This is a Bordeaux-style blend that leads with 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Malbec and smaller amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Thick, juicy black fruit, oak and tannin give it a powerful and grippy core, finishing in rich hints of baking spice and vanilla.
The deep ruby-purple colored 2018 The Mariner is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. It offers lush aromas of cassis and blueberries, with notes of milk chocolate, cured meats and savory herbs. The full-bodied palate is firm and has a dark-fruited, minty character in the mouth. It finishes quickly with some dilution. 2,986 cases produced.