Marinus-2013 Estate Blend
We are very proud of the results of the improvements our winemaking and vineyard team have put in place to insure every bottle of Marinus represents the very best expression of this special vineyard.
To produce our Marinus wines, we follow traditional Bordeaux vinification methods. Each block of Marinus is farmed individually and picked at its perfect moment of ripeness. All grapes are hand sorted and de-stemmed before being fermented in small individual fermenters. Each one is punched down or pumped over twice daily throughout the lengthy fermentation period. After a gentle pressing, the wines are transferred to small French oak barrels for malo-lactic fermentation and ageing for 18 months, when the final blend is created.
The robe of our 2013 Marinus is a very deep crimson. On the nose we find dried cranberry aromas accented by subtle spice notes. The palate is intensely flavored with impressions of bright red cherry and plum.
The finish shows excellent tannic structure promising a long life for this vintage of Marinus, much like that of a fine Bordeaux.
November 8th through 12th, 2013.
Appellation: Carmel Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
Petit Verdot 25%
Cabernet Franc 2%
Bottled: June, 2015
3,543 - 6/pack cases.
100 – magnum 6/pack cases.