Margerum

M5 Santa Barbara County Red Rhone Blend

8.9255 ratings
8.943 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Doug Margerum

Took awhile to open up. Still young.

Took awhile to open up. Still young.

Jul 28th, 2018
David L

15’ Margerum M5 Red Rhone . Primarily Grenache . This would be hard to beat for $22. Pop & Pour.

15’ Margerum M5 Red Rhone . Primarily Grenache . This would be hard to beat for $22. Pop & Pour.

Oct 25th, 2017
Shengli Hu

Don't really get all the hype about M5 here... Yes, fruitiness, minerality, plum and blackberries ---complex structure?? Okie....

Don't really get all the hype about M5 here... Yes, fruitiness, minerality, plum and blackberries ---complex structure?? Okie....

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2017
Branden Bidwell

'13. Solid. Can't beat it for the $. Bright red fruit with a lot more character and liveliness than previous vintages.

'13. Solid. Can't beat it for the $. Bright red fruit with a lot more character and liveliness than previous vintages.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2015
Cory Fierro

43% grenache, 41% syrah, 9% mourvedre, 4% counoise, 3% cinsault. 2012 vintage.

Dark ruby with a watery pink rim. Red and black fruits, some black cherry and anise and charcuterie notes which makes sense since this is primarily grenache and syrah. Santa Barbara county does amazing things with Rhone varietals in a new world way, and I am okay with it.

Tannins are super smooth but the finish doesn't suffer. I feel this would go amazingly with a duck dish with a cherry reduction.

43% grenache, 41% syrah, 9% mourvedre, 4% counoise, 3% cinsault. 2012 vintage.

Dark ruby with a watery pink rim. Red and black fruits, some black cherry and anise and charcuterie notes which makes sense since this is primarily grenache and syrah. Santa Barbara county does amazing things with Rhone varietals in a new world way, and I am okay with it.

Tannins are super smooth but the finish doesn't suffer. I feel this would go amazingly with a duck dish with a cherry reduction.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2015
Dan R
9.0

Delicious, from CA and under 30 bucks? Yowza!

Delicious, from CA and under 30 bucks? Yowza!

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Austin Hohnke

Beautiful ruby color with juicy and gamey aromatics. Mainly Grenache and Syrah with Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Counoise. Ripe/slightly jammy berries and heat from the Grenache. Spice and meat notes from Syrah. Intense out of the gate, but settled into a better balanced pocket after an hour and change. Seeking integration.

Beautiful ruby color with juicy and gamey aromatics. Mainly Grenache and Syrah with Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Counoise. Ripe/slightly jammy berries and heat from the Grenache. Spice and meat notes from Syrah. Intense out of the gate, but settled into a better balanced pocket after an hour and change. Seeking integration.

Apr 16th, 2016
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Dusty oak. Long nose. Smooth. Delicately rich. Juicy cherries. Soft finish.

Dusty oak. Long nose. Smooth. Delicately rich. Juicy cherries. Soft finish.

Oct 27th, 2015
Ezekiel Hampton

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, counoise, and cinsault. Uber juicy and easy drinking. Fruit punch/sangria flavors.

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, counoise, and cinsault. Uber juicy and easy drinking. Fruit punch/sangria flavors.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Jessica Garcia

Customers loved it! They also bought the Sauvignon Blanc.

Customers loved it! They also bought the Sauvignon Blanc.

Jul 11th, 2015