92/100, Wine Enthusiast: "One of the winery's most celebrated releases each year, this blend of all five major Bordeaux red varieties is an excellent showcase of Carmel Valley's class. Freshly squeezed blackberry and blackcurrant fruit meet with beef char, charcoal and dried lilacs on the nose. The palate tastes of lava rocks, dark chocolate, fresh boysenberries, dried mint and beef jerky, all woven together with a touch of smoke. Editors' Choice."
Marinus exhibits a deep crimson color in the glass. The aromas are wonderfully vibrant with scents of cassis and ripe black cherry accented by notes of cedar, cloves and cinnamon. The palate is very full and intense, exploding with flavors of dark red fruits that linger on the long, highly-structured finish. While this wine is enjoyable now for its youthful power, it is an excellent candidate for many years of ageing in a suitable cellar.
- Red Blend
- Carmel Valley