98+pts Jeb Dunnuck
Bottled in September of this year, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate checks in as 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc brought up in French oak. Its inky purple color is followed by classic notes of blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, and hints of crushed rock. Deep, seamless, ultra-pure, and incredibly classic on the palate, it's another brilliant, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from winemaker Morgan Maureze. It’s slightly more reserved than the 2015 (which is to be expected as the vintages are dramatically different) and is going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age.
97+pts Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a very classy, forthright nose of warm blackcurrants, preserved plums and wild blueberries with underlying notions of cigar box, graphite, crushed rocks, bouquet garni and espresso. Full-bodied, firm and built like a brick house, it has a solid line of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the tightly knit, muscular black fruit, finishing long and earthy. This should age incredibly!
The 2016 vintage is delicious now with time in a decanter. Those with the patience to cellar their wine will be rewarded, as the 2016 Marciano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has the structure and balance to age well for decades to come.
From the small block of iron-rich soil that forms the core of the Marciano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 vintage produced a distinctive wine with impressive power, depth and purity. Estate Cabernet Franc adds further luxuriance to the wine. The Enticing flavors of cherry and cassis complement layered notes of vanilla bean, mocha and blonde tobacco. polished tannins and supple texture frame the wine’s sustained and graceful finish.