Dry Creek Vineyard

The Mariner Dry Creek Valley Meritage Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.039 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry, vanilla, cherry cola, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, raspberry, vanilla, cherry cola, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and well-integrated tannins.

Jun 27th, 2018
Ian Staub

Nice nose, Rich red fruit. But falls apart a bit in the mouth. Some nice acidity but lacking interest.

Nice nose, Rich red fruit. But falls apart a bit in the mouth. Some nice acidity but lacking interest.

May 7th, 2017
Trevor

Very nice bold and wonderful

Very nice bold and wonderful

Sep 2nd, 2019
Bret Ginter

Cassis, cherries, vanilla, oak, spice. Silky tannins, full bodied, and drinking quite nice.

Cassis, cherries, vanilla, oak, spice. Silky tannins, full bodied, and drinking quite nice.

Jun 9th, 2019
Ming Liang

I bought this bottle because the label claims the winery was the first one to use Meritage for its Bordeaux blend, back in 1985, and did not expect it to be this good.
The nose is deep, complex elegant with classic cassis, cedar, and tobacco with flair of slightly ripe plum and cranberry. Hint of anise and Chinese herbs too. The entry was soft, silky, round almost feminine, slowly building up to a full body with great texture and good tension between medium acidity and bitter sweet authoritative powdery tannins. A real beauty!

I bought this bottle because the label claims the winery was the first one to use Meritage for its Bordeaux blend, back in 1985, and did not expect it to be this good.
The nose is deep, complex elegant with classic cassis, cedar, and tobacco with flair of slightly ripe plum and cranberry. Hint of anise and Chinese herbs too. The entry was soft, silky, round almost feminine, slowly building up to a full body with great texture and good tension between medium acidity and bitter sweet authoritative powdery tannins. A real beauty!

May 27th, 2019
Scot Walker

Blackberries, currants, raspberries & cherries

Blackberries, currants, raspberries & cherries

Mar 8th, 2019
Steve Gray

A great cab sauc, Merlot , petite Verdot and cab franc blend. Velvety on the tongue, bold. You cannot go wrong with blend unless it is your last bottle.

A great cab sauc, Merlot , petite Verdot and cab franc blend. Velvety on the tongue, bold. You cannot go wrong with blend unless it is your last bottle.

Aug 19th, 2018
Rich Bluth

Nice grip on this one.

Nice grip on this one.

Mar 16th, 2018
Stacie Maheurin

Wow this is big. Awesome dark fruit, well structured tannins, good spice. Dark, dark wine, lots of time needed to open but we'll worth the wait.

Wow this is big. Awesome dark fruit, well structured tannins, good spice. Dark, dark wine, lots of time needed to open but we'll worth the wait.

Feb 15th, 2018
Nick Stocking

Lovely balance of fruit and vanilla and chocolate. Inky AF.

Lovely balance of fruit and vanilla and chocolate. Inky AF.

Feb 15th, 2018