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2008 Estate Marinus, Marinus Vineyard

Bernardus owns 210 acres in the Cachagua region of the upper Carmel Valley on two sites. The Marinus vineyard comprises of 36 acres. Of the 36 acres, 25 acres, are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 8 acres of Merlot, 1 acre to Cabernet Franc, 1 acre to Petit Verdot and 1 acre to 

Carmel Valley is surrounded by the ridges of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Cachagua Valley is a sun trap, a “bowl” in a high elevation that is shielded from the coastal fog and ideal for growing Bordeaux-style grapes.

Varietal makeup:
Cabernet Sauvignon: 49%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 80%
Merlot: 14%
Petit Verdot: 4%
Malbec: 1%
Cab Franc: 1%

Cooperage: 100% French (bordeux) 50% of which is new oak
Appellation: Carmel Valley
Soil: Fine sandy loam to clay
Loam underlain at 3 feet with sandstone


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