Marston Vineyard perches on the slopes of Spring Mountain to the west of St. Helena, just a few miles uphill from the site of the Beringer brothers’ original St. Helena Home vineyard. The restrictive soil, mostly stony loam, produces grapes with highly developed fruit flavors. Within the vineyard, the terrain rises to approximately 1200 feet, varying between steep, terraced slopes to gently rolling land. Careful attention is paid to vineyard blocks, which are kept separate and vinified with a goal of extracting maximum flavor.
“From a higher elevation site that’s just at the edge of the fog line on Spring Mountain, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston offers more forest floor, spring flowers, pine, and black and blue fruits to go with a dense, pure, structured vibe on the palate. It has power as well as freshness and needs 2-4 years of bottle age.” - Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard shows all the finesse that is such a signature of the best Spring Mountain wines. Silky, perfumed and wonderfully nuanced, the Marston has so much to offer. This is another of the more open-knit, accessible Cabernets in the Beringer collection. A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, plum, flowers and spice builds into the super expressive finish.” - Antonio Galloni
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Marston Vineyard is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 21 months in 40% new French oak. It has a deep garnet purple color and features wild blueberries, mulberries, warm plums and cassis with suggestions of forest floor and cigar boxes. Full-bodied and very structured in the mouth, it has a solid line of firm, grainy tannins and lively acidity lifting the intense, earthy flavors to a long finish. 506 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, October 2018
A dry January was followed by a wet February, while temperatures remained mild. Bud break was early but slowed as April arrived with consistent showers. The growing season proceeded at a leisurely pace, allowing fruit to reach full maturity with balanced acid and complex layers of flavor.
Marston Vineyard perches on the slopes of Spring Mountain to the west of Saint Helena, just a few miles uphill from the site of the Beringer brothers' original Saint Helena Home vineyard. The restrictive soil, mostly stony loam, produces grapes with highly developed fruit flavors. Within the vineyard, the terrain rises from 1,900 to 2,000 feet, varying between steep, terraced slopes to gently rolling land. The 2000 Marston Cabernet has perfumed scents of violets and wild blueberries, with lots of spice and a touch of Spring Mountain 'dust,' giving it a distinctive earthy, mineral quality. Its firm tannins support concentrated red and black fruit flavors into a long finish. 200 cases produced.
Mark Beringer, great-great-grandson of Beringer Vineyards' founding brother Jacob Beringer, was immersed in wine from the moment he was born in the heart of the Napa Valley. As the direct descendant to Beringer's first winemaker and one of the most iconic family names in Napa Valley wine history, he knew from a young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. As a young man he spent many hours working in his family's wine store in Saint Helena, expanding his knowledge of wine as well as gaining an appreciation for wines outside of the famous region he has always called home.
|Oak Treatment||Aged 21 months in 100% French oak (40% new)|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Case Production||506 Cases|