Marston Vineyard perches on the slopes of Spring Mountain, just a few miles uphill from the Beringer property. Within the vineyard, the terrain rises from 1,900 to 2,000 feet, varying between steep, terraced slopes to gently rolling land. The restrictive soil, mostly stony loam, produces grapes with highly developed fruit flavors.
"The vineyard, on Spring Mountain, has been the source of very good Cabs from both Marston and Beringer, and the '04 continues that tradition. Made in the modern style, this is soft and very ripe to the point of sweetness. But it pulls back at the last minute, allowing the cassis, chocolate and red cherry flavors to finish dry. Best with something simple, like a grilled steak."
"Medium ruby. Spicy aromas of black raspberry, licorice and menthol. Round, sweet and rather easygoing, with a fat, chocolatey character to go with its dark fruits. Finishes with building tannins."
International Wine Cellar