1999 Bernardus Winery Marinus
Increasing vine maturity coupled with almost perfect growing conditions enabled us to make a wine of great concentration that still has subtlety and elegance. Even in years of great ripeness our winem...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines75% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot; 2% Cabernet Franc. This lean and meager wine is run off the rails by its rigid acidity and excessive tannins, and compensating fruit is nowhere to be seen. We can see it getting a little softer with a patient bit of age, but its obvious fruity deficiencies and lack of real substance will be as apparent in time as they are so sorely evident now.