Bernardus Marinus Estate 2001

Bordeaux Red Blends from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 91092
  • red wine
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.5% Merlot, .25% Cabernet Franc, .25% Petit Verdot

Bernardus uses the traditional Bordelais method of destemming prior to fermentation and pumping over the tanks two to three times a day. Macerations last from ten to thirty days depending on the character of the grapes. After completing malolactic fermentation, the new wine is transferred into small French oak barrels for sixteen months of aging. One half of the barrels are new oak which adds dimensions of flavor and texture while respecting the character of the fruit. Complexity and balance of the wine is enhanced by the multiple lots from the different vineyard blocks. The last months before bottling the final blend is held in large oak upright tanks to encourage the integration of flavors.

"From this sheltered valley in Monterey, a lovely Cab that features ripe cassis and blackcurrant flavors. The tannins invite a comparison to Napa Valley. They're firmer, but the wine is drinkable now. Finishes with a chocolaty taste. Mainly Cabernet Sauvignon."
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90 Points

Learn About Bernardus Map ItMap It

The focus of Bernardus is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Our Marinus Estate Bordeaux-style red wine is the centerpiece of owner Ben Pon's dream. It is complemented by Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from cool coastal climate vineyards. We also offer limited bottlings of small production and vineyard designate wines, which are...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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Winemaker's Notes Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 3%Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec The Marinus Vineyard in upper ...
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