2001 Bernardus Marinus
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.5% Merlot, .25% Cabernet Franc, .25% Petit Verdot Bernardus uses the traditional Bordelais method of destemming prior to fermentation and pumping over the tanks two ...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines83% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Merlot; 1% Cabernet Franc; 1% Petit Verdot. Appealing in its mix of cherries, chocolate and toasty oak, this medium-full-bodied wine gets good marks for its fruit focus, but it is presently marred at the end by angularity and sudden stiffness. Time in bottle might bring a bit of much-needed polish, but lacking any clear guarantees, it comes up a step short of recommendation.
Wine SpectatorRating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05
Wine EnthusiastRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 96 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>