Overview of the Wine
Southwest of St. Helena, in the Napa Valley is our 20 acre estate and winery. We are tucked in the foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range and surrounded by old-growth forests. The property was a part of the historic Bourn estate dating back to 1872 at the beginnings of winemaking in the Napa Valley. Morgan Maurèze, who is our Winemaker & Director at Marciano Estate, is a fifth-generation winemaker who grew up working at Dominus alongside his father. After completing his BS Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis he worked in France for Petrus, Chateau Haut-Brion & La Mission Haut-Brion in Bordeaux and DRC or Domaine de la Romanée Conti in Burgundy.
After graduating from his second Master from the University of Bordeaux, he returned back to the Napa Valley, and worked with Andy Erickson, at prestigious wineries such as Screaming Eagle Ovid, Arietta, Dancing Hares, Dalla Valle, and now full-time winemaker for Marciano Estate. Our consulting team for the winemaking, Mr. Andy Erickson & Mr. Michel Rolland and Mr. David Abreu as the Vineyard Manager. A team passionate about people, the art and winemaking philosophy are dedicated to only present the most exceptional experience and wines to our friends and collectors.
Grape / Blend
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker Tasting Notes
This vintage is already expressing its decadent flavors and can be enjoyed in its youth with a time in a decanter. Those with the patience to cellar their wine will be rewarded, as the 2015 Marciano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for decades to come.
99 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Flirting with perfection, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot aged 22 months in barrel) has a Château Latour-like stature as well as thrilling notes of blackcurrants, espresso, smoked earth, and a deep, gravelly, earthy minerality. Possessing full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, perfect balance, and a monster finish, this tour de force is up with the crème de la crème in the vintage and needs to be tasted to believed. Hide bottles of 3-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following three decades.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate opens with seriously earthy scents of truffles, underbrush and mossy bark with a core of freshly crushed blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries with touches of sandalwood, rose hips and pencil lead plus a waft of cedar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with youthful, vibrant black fruit layers, with a firm, grainy frame and long, lively finish.
94 Points - Vinous
Marciano's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is pliant, richly textured and radiant, the 2015 captures all of the lushness that is so typical of the wines from this sector in St. Helena. Black cherry, chocolate, new leather, spice, menthol and licorice all infuse this sumptuous super-expressive wine. The 2015 is powerful and quite concentrated, but also impeccable in is balance. Moreover, it is another move in a very positive direction for this young estate.
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.