Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner 2010

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 132296
  • WE90
  • RP89
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2010 The Mariner is representative of the cooler vintage with moderate temperatures. Initial aromatics speak to those cool vintage characteristics with bright red fruits and dried flowers. After several minutes of aeration, the wine becomes much more intricate with dark cherry, cassis, toasty oak and hints of espresso. On the palate, the flavors are harmonious and supple, with blackberry and black tea combining with a fine toasty complexity. The tannins are smooth and round, lending excellent structure to this wine. The finish is long and lingering with a charming flavor profile that entices one for another sip.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a lovely wine, based on Cabernet Sauvignon, but comprised of all five classic Bordeaux varieties. It's smooth in tannins and soft in acidity, with luxurious black cherry, blueberry, cassis, plum and new oak flavors. "
90 Points

"Dry Creek’s dense ruby/purple-colored 2010 Proprietary Red The Mariner is composed of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and the rest Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has sweet tannins as well as plenty of black currant, cedar and plum characteristics, medium to full body, a distinctive elegance, and none of the rustic earthiness that Bordeaux varietals grown in Dry Creek can sometimes possesses. Enjoy this beauty now and over the next decade."
89 Points

Learn About Dry Creek Vineyard Map ItMap It

In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending. Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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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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