As far as we know, this is the only serious red wine made in Napa Valley that can legitimately be called non-vintage. An inspired, headspinning blend that only a master could pull off, it’s Marbue’s favorite barrels from three vintages – four different Cabernet clones mingling with Syrah, Tannat, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The result is a huge, but supple, mind-bending fruit bomb of pure palate pleasure.
The nose alone is complex enough to do a wine master’s thesis on, with scents of white flowers, plum, currant, vanillin, tobacco, clove, and... is it white pepper? The body of this wine is defined by an incredibly soft and juicy mouthful of raspberry, chocolate-covered cherries, pomegranate and crème brûlée that dance with silky, mocha-tinged tannins, and end with a long, clean hint of citrus and mulberry.