Our 2007 vintage marks the tenth release with our highly acclaimed winemaker, Philippe Melka. The stony mountain soils provide an environment that intensifies the flavors of the fruit while producing smaller fruit clusters and berry size.
"The 2007 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers sumptuously sweet black and blue fruits along with notions of licorice, charcoal, and incense in an elegant, full-bodied, beautifully textured style. A terrific mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a long, pure finish suggest this beauty will drink well for 15+ years." (Rated 91-93 points)
"Firm and intense, this is marked by loamy earth, dried currant, berry pie, black licorice and roasted herb flavors, providing a complex range of flavors... Best from 2012 through 3022."
(Rated 91 points) –James Laube
MARSTON FAMILY VINEYARD 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2006 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep, dark saturated color; the bouquet is complex, full of intense aromatics of crushed stone, blueberry, flowers, cassis and licorice. The wine is full-bodied; the integration of wood, acidity, tannin and alcohol is well balanced. The wine is a classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Spring Mountain District, dense and full of sweet tannins and great minerality that is characteristic of Marston.
Wine News Magazine TOP CALIFORNIA WINE OF 2009: Rated 98 points
"Intense inky hue with a black garnet rim… Zaftig blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors with notes of graphite, baker’s chocolate and drying, fine-grain tannins… An exceptional, well-made Cab and a prime example of Spring Mountain fruit at its best." (Winter 2010)
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: Rated 92-95 points (Drink: 2007 - 2022)
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is even more impressive. The tannins are sweeter, the acids slightly lower, and the wine just oozing with black currant and blueberry fruit intermixed with hints of acacia flower, anise, and some underbrush. A wine of great intensity and beautiful purity in a flowery, mountain berry style, it is opulent, full-bodied, and long. This wine will be delicious upon release and drink gorgeously for 15+ years."
MARSTON FAMILY VINEYARD 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2005 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a deep, inky color; the bouquet is complex, full of intense aromatics of cassis and dark chocolate. The wine is full-bodied, with a never ending finish and is elegantly integrated and balanced.
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate: rated 94 points
“…They are now estate bottling some of their wine and we should all be thankful for that. The (Marston) 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty! … This wine exhibits a deep ruby color, a beautiful nose of melted licorice, spring flowers, cassis, and hints of blueberry and chocolate. It is elegant, full-bodied, refreshing, and intense. It should drink nicely for at least 12- 15+ years. 500 cases made.”
MARSTON FAMILY VINEYARD 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
"The 2004 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has all the ingredients of a grand vin, amazing intensity of flavors combining cassis, floral notes, licorice and minerals. A classic hillside wine, fat, rich and packed with aromas of wild berry, black cherry, anise, wet stones, underbrush and finishes with super fine grained tannins. This wine will age for many years." -Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
“The 2004 Marston Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon looks to be the finest given its overall equilibrium, sweet tannin, and plush, opulent personality, a characteristic of the vintage. Medium to full-bodied with abundant quantities of blackberry and blueberry fruit intermixed with mineral and floral notes, this Cabernet combines charm, elegance, and finesse with power as well as a savory texture. It should age well for a decade. This vineyard is guided by well-known Napa Valley wine guru, Philippe Melka. 500 cases of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon are produced.” -Robert Parker (Online)
The 2012 harvest season kicked off with our Albion picked on Tuesday, September 11th!
|Our much anticipated third release of our Companion White Wine is finally here! Our 2011 Marston Family Vineyard Albion is available winery direct with only 125 cases made.||We knew our mountain Cabernet cellared beautifully, however James Laube of The Wine Spectator wrote that our 2007 Cabernet is "Best from 2012 through 3022"(!)... 1000 years of aging potential- appreciate the enthusiasm!|
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