Bernardus Winery

Marinus Carmel Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.0137 ratings
8.915 pro ratings
Carmel Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.0

Delicious. Dark and ripe with great structure still. Everything is fresh and delightful. Great with a New York steak. This shows how good Carmel valley can be. It is Bordeaux like but with obvious California pedigree and excellent winemaking. This should go easily 5 more years and still be at its peak. Decant for sediment

Delicious. Dark and ripe with great structure still. Everything is fresh and delightful. Great with a New York steak. This shows how good Carmel valley can be. It is Bordeaux like but with obvious California pedigree and excellent winemaking. This should go easily 5 more years and still be at its peak. Decant for sediment

Aug 13th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

Yum. This 2012 has not lost a step since release. A special wine for a special occasion . Happy 40th birthday @Noel Brandl! Loads of fruit. Lots of life left and perfect with the entrees. Very Bordeaux like in its makeup

Yum. This 2012 has not lost a step since release. A special wine for a special occasion . Happy 40th birthday @Noel Brandl! Loads of fruit. Lots of life left and perfect with the entrees. Very Bordeaux like in its makeup

Apr 20th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Very Bordeaux like. I wouldn't be surprised to see this still drinking well in another 10 years. Typical carmel valley profile with lots of nuance and earth to round out the balances friut

Very Bordeaux like. I wouldn't be surprised to see this still drinking well in another 10 years. Typical carmel valley profile with lots of nuance and earth to round out the balances friut

Sep 22nd, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.0

Drinking really really well. Drinks like a 15 yr old bordeaux. Supple tannins, a touch of earth on the nose with still-beautiful fruit. Way to go carmel valley!

Drinking really really well. Drinks like a 15 yr old bordeaux. Supple tannins, a touch of earth on the nose with still-beautiful fruit. Way to go carmel valley!

Oct 25th, 2017
Tim Rogers

Tim had this 4 years ago

Tim had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016
Scott Hulsey

Scott had this 4 years ago

Scott had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Grant Reid

Grant had this 4 years ago

Grant had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2015
Tim Rogers

Tim had this 4 years ago

Tim had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2015
Will Chesebro

Assistant winegrower Chesebro Wines

8.8

The best Bordeaux blend from Carmel Valley. Balance, finesse, still drinking great.

The best Bordeaux blend from Carmel Valley. Balance, finesse, still drinking great.

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.2

Chophouse dinner with Larry,Bob, Tony, Antimo, Howard and myself. Celebrating the Holidays together. 1994 Bernardus still showing good fruit component , nice body and very soft tannin. Surprising still holding together. CB 92

Chophouse dinner with Larry,Bob, Tony, Antimo, Howard and myself. Celebrating the Holidays together. 1994 Bernardus still showing good fruit component , nice body and very soft tannin. Surprising still holding together. CB 92

Dec 28th, 2015