2003 Bernardus Marinus Red Wine Carmel Valley3 Ratings
2003 Bernardus Marinus Red Wine Carmel Valley
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Merlot; 4% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. A trace of dried herbs and green olives lends a twist of complexity to this nicely ripened and very solidly fruited effort, and its Cabernet credentials are never in doubt. It is moderately full-bodied with a passing suggestion of fat and flesh upon entry, but it still fights with some unresolved coarseness at the finish. Its ragged leanings will be tempered by service with foods, but the wiser choice yet is to wai...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 87.5 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 2 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California-Central Coast: 92 (slightly better than average year)
Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now