Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker Mark Beringer
Marston Vineyard perches on the slopes of Spring Mountain to the west of St. Helena, just a few miles uphill from the site of the Beringer brothers’ original St. Helena Home vineyard.  The restrictive soil, mostly stony loam, produces grapes with highly developed fruit flavors. Within the vineyard, the terrain rises to approximately 1200 feet, varying between steep, terraced slopes to gently rolling land.

96 Points - James Suckling

“So floral and vivid with lilac and lavender aromas. Blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, yet so fresh and tight. Has a layered and beautiful texture that gives you green tapenade undertones. Love the finish. Drink now.” - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2018

94 Points - Wine Advocate

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced notes of dark chocolate, aged beef and black soil over a core of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and cloves plus a waft of fried herbs. The big, rich, full-bodied palate is densely packed with baked blackberries and savory layers, supported by firm grainy tannins and finishing with a pleasant chewiness.” - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 2017

 

Vintage Notes

The 2015 growing season was marked by pleasant weather with little pressure from heat spikes or unseasonable rain. A dry winter, common in recent years, was quickly followed by an equally dry spring, leading to an early bud break and fast start to the growing season. Warm weather continued throughout late spring and summer, allowing for the steady and sure development of flavors. The overall quality, complexity and balance in the vines produced exceptional fruit for winemakers. The impact of the continuing drought was evident in slightly lighter crop loads, but the reduction in size was offset by an increase in quality.

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