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2017 Beringer Marston Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Beringer Marston Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Beringer Marston Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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$150.00
$1,800.00
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$1,800.00

Description

Description

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. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.

Awards & Accolades

  • 94

    JamesSuckling.com

    “This has a lifted, ripe-fruit character with plums and hints of flowers. Full-bodied and layered. Soft and juicy. Lots of fruit with purity and freshness. Soft and subtle. Drink or hold.” - James Suckling, February 2020

Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Note

Nose: bing cherry, high toned
Palate: red fruit forward with bright acidity, cherry cordial, vanilla cream, long, plush tannins

Vintage Note

The 2017 vintage provided high quality thanks to lower than average yields. The year began with abundant rainfall. Spring weather was mild, resulting in extended flowering in some areas with little shatter. Vines were vigorous thanks to the winter rains. A freak hail storm passed through quickly in June causing isolated damage. Three heat events, including one over Labor Day weekend, kicked harvest into high gear, dehydrating some grapes by early September. Cool weather arrived immediately afterward, allowing sugar levels to return to normal. Most late-ripening red grapes continued to hang on the vine and were picked throughout October.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Spring Mountain AVA

Spring Mountain

Vineyard

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.

Mark Beringer - Winemaker

Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.

Winemaker Mark Beringer

Alcohol % 15.1%
Enclosure Type Cork
Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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