Marciano Estate 2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Notes

An impressive dark red ruby burgundy color, intensely aromatic with great complexity, boasting rich aromas of dark cocoa, espresso, graphite, anise, black fruits, and ripe summer berries. On the palate, it offers soft tannins, building to a densely focused, well-structured dry mid- palate, layered with flavors of creamy chocolate, ripe blackberries, blueberries, black cherry, licorice, and vanilla. The finish is lingering, fresh and luscious, while refined and elegant. This 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is exceptionally generous in its youth with 1-2 hours decanting.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

JD97 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a step up, ranking with the crème de la crème of the vintage and offering notes of blackcurrants, crushed violets, Asian spices, and acacia flowers in its aromas and flavors. With fabulous tannins, full body, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, and a great finish, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for 25+ years. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot.
RP96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This was tasted as a barrel sample. Deep garnet-purple, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate charges forth with bold black fruit expressions of blackberries, black currants and black plums, slowly revealing hints of dried mint, lavender, tapenade and pencil lead plus a waft of underbrush. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated with a firm line of wonderfully ripe, fine-grained tannins, it has a lovely line of freshness and a very long, very pure finish. Barrel Sample: (94-96)+