2015 Marianello Cinque Terra
For our very first release of our Marianello Cinque Terra, our winemaker Brett Escalera wanted to create a mostly Bordeaux blend that mimics all the best qualities of the Super Tuscan style Cielo Rubio, while having its own unique characteristics from the Bordeaux varietals. On the nose you’re immediately greeted with oak, light mint, and blueberry. The Bordeaux varietals, specifically the Cabernet Sauvignon, lend more aggressive tannins to the palate, while having a smooth chocolatey finish. A beautiful wine like the Cinque Terra is perfect to pair with prime rib or dark chocolate, as these foods will cut through the bold tannins allowing the fruit in the wine to shine.