2017 Mare Nectaris
Always a blend of the "Bordeaux Five" and is truly a barrel select blend with few rivals! From the time you pour this wine into a glass, you know you're in for something special. Dark, almost black in color, it coats the glass as it is swirled. A very complex wine with flavors of black fruit, plums, leather and earth dancing on the palate.
92 from Wine Enthusiast
The 2017 vintage saw our drought end with a bang. The wet soils delayed budbreak to a normal time frame and produced such a healthy vineyard that we saw canopy sizes and cane lengths we hadn’t seen in years. The summer began relatively cool but was punctuated by two heat spikes that accelerated ripening and produced intense flavors. The resulting vintage shows the health of the vines with a combination of concentration and freshness with bright acids framing powerful fruit.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot, 15% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc