2017 Marianello Cinque Terra
Our second vintage of our Marianello Cinque Terra is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petite Sirah, 11% Sangiovese, and 9% Merlot. 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 blueberry, light mint, bell pepper, and olives. The Bordeaux varietals (specifically the Cabernet Sauvignon) give this wine a bold palate with hints of spice and dark fruit. 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.