Marianna 2014 Napa Valley Red Wine
The 2014 Marianna is deeply colored in the glass - deep ruby with bright red undertones. The wine is expressive and extroverted from the start, with enticing aromas of creamy cassis, raspberry, bright cherry, and a subtle exotic spiciness of Chinese five spice powder. The mouth is luscious - dense, long chain tannins lay weighty on the tongue, wound around a core of bright fruit. Black cherry and blueberries are layered with flavors of rich espresso, dark chocolate, and just a touch of dried leaves at the edges that hints at the complexity that will grow with age. The finish is spicy and long, lingering with flavors of nutmeg and clove.