24 Ratings
Bernardus Winery Marinus Carmel Valley

Wine Details





Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 3%Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec The Marinus Vineyard in upper Carmel Valley is planted with a blend of traditional Bordeaux varieties in separ...

Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon; 28% Merlot; 3% Cabernet Franc; 3% Malbec; 1% Petit Verdot. Elements of juniper, brushy spice and briar join a mild note of berries in its compact and slow-to-unfold aromas, yet, in the mouth, this firmly structured young wine is touch short on fruity stuffing as opposed to just being "compact". A few years in bottle may see it filling up and out further, but how much and how far remain questions that are unanswered for now.