2013 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

This proprietary wine is a blend of all five red Bordeaux varietals.
An opaque, dark crimson color in the glass. A mélange of scents paint a rich, textured picture – huckleberry, black licorice, cedar, black berries, and clove spice. In the mouth, velvety tannins coat the palate, while additional flavors of mocha, boysenberry, and a pleasant iron-laden earthiness come to the fore. There’s a juicy acidity that carries through to the finish.
This may be the most complex and ageworthy Mariner to date.
MSRP: $45 (December 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 91

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