From the Cellar

Benardus 2007 Marianus (California)

30 May 2018

Bernardus 2007 Marinus

 

(November 1, 2016) ... Ask not how I came to drink this wine, for I do not know, but I do have the notes, so here I go: the wine has some age for sure with spiced plum and Christmas cake aromas; there's also a little earthy plum, black currant, oaky and spicy notes on the palate: but there is also a lingering smoothness on the front and nice acidity on the finish that keeps you sipping and coming back for more. For those interested, Bernardus is a Bordeaux-style blend made up of the big 5: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot / Malbec - pretty much in that order. And with more thought I think I visited the winery while I was in Monterey (Carmel to be exact).

 

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