Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Fall Release represents our 20th vintage of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and a true labor of love. As farmers we are resolute, relying on over 40 years of grapegrowing experience to anticipate every challenge. Our standard is perfection, working within the frame mother nature provides to extract the full potential of that season. We believe in the land, the soil and the vine, and the ability to leverage that faith to overcome the extremes faced in 2017, yet despite best efforts, the majority of our Spring Mountain Estate was declassified by smoke from the wildfires. Not all was lost, however, as we were fortunate to harvest two tons of pristine fruit from our favorite part of the vineyard before the fires began.

Block 3A is a section of terraced hillside extending east to west with benchland exposure. It consistently captures the essence of “Marston”, and in previous eras was kept separate to showcase its beauty and charm, only blended in the late 1990s as the centerpiece to the estate wine. Through precise fermentation and a refined aging process, the alchemy of our winemaking philosophy resurrected the elegance of a prior generation. Patience will surely be rewarded, as this vintage is defined by an indelible texture – and hope. Truly a bottled moment in time, it is our distinct privilege release our 2017 Marston Family Vineyard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 3A.

Vineyard:         Marston Family Vineyard Estate, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley

Composition:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 3A

Vinification:    Stainless Steel fermentation with French Oak aging for 18 months

Production:     Harvested October 7th, 2017; 48 Cases Bottled on April 11th, 2019

A floral bouquet of rose, red currant and black tea permeates the glass. Youthful and exuberant with a core of fresh cherries interwoven with cassis, pomegranate and ripe plum builds layers of complexity. Smooth, polished tannins frame an elegant finish of forest raspberry.” – Marbue Marke, Winemaker

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