75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec.
The 2006 Marlstone marries suave, concentrated structure with elegant fruit, making it as much a cellar selection as a natural fit for today's table. Inky black and ruby red in color, on the nose it pairs complex aromas of ripe wild blackberry fruit, plum and black licorice with pleasing notes of cigar box and brown spice. On the palate, the wine delivers powerfully rich blackberry and plum flavors and rich, supple tannins followed by a luxurious, lengthy finish, wrapped in velvety notes of mocha.
This intensely elegant, full-bodied Bordeaux blend calls for rich meats like steak, lamb and other robust fare.