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Marciano Estate M Cabernet Blend 2015

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Price: $135.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points
“The 2015 M Red Wine is loaded with potential and offers layers of ripe fruit, lead pencil, white flowers and graphite, full-bodied richness, awesome elegance and purity, and a huge finish.” - Jeb Dunnuck (12/17)

BACKGROUND
Marciano Estate revitalizes a proud winegrowing history that dates back to the mid-19th century. The property upon which their vineyards are planted was part of the Bourn family estate, a country residence for one of San Francisco’s most successful and influential families during the time of California’s Gold Rush. When the Bourns purchased the St. Helena property in 1872, the estate – which the family called Madroño- included over 100 acres of vineyards, orchards and grazing pastures, two cottages and a home. 

The Bourn family had a keen interest in Napa Valley’s burgeoning wine industry, particularly Sarah Bourn, the family matriarch. After her husband, William I died, she devoted herself to learning everything she could about grape growing. In the meantime, her son, William Bourn II, recognized the need for additional winery capacity in Napa Valley. He and his partner, E. Everett Wise, built Greystone Cellars in 1888/89, one of Napa Valley’s grandest structures and today the home of the Culinary Institute of America’s west coast campus. Though the onset of phylloxera dampened William II’s enthusiasm for the wine industry and triggered the sale of Greystone in 1894, the Bourn family continued to maintain their residence at Madroño, adding to their Napa Valley vineyard holdings and selling grapes to wineries throughout the valley. Madroño remained in the Bourn family through successive generations, and though parcels of the property were split off and handed down to various descendants, the home and surrounding 60 acres remained in family hands until the late 1950s. At that time the estate was sold to the Christian Brothers, who coincidentally had also purchased Greystone Cellars. In 1994 the estate was purchased by the Bradley family, who undertook extensive and careful renovations of the various buildings on the property. The Bradley’s planted 20 acres of vineyards up the hill from their home, and like the Bourn family, sold their grapes to various Napa Valley winemakers. In 2006, the Bradley family sold the property to Maurice Marciano. 
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points
“The 2015 M Red Wine is loaded with potential and offers layers of ripe fruit, lead pencil, white flowers and graphite, full-bodied richness, awesome elegance and purity, and a huge finish.” - Jeb Dunnuck (12/17)

BACKGROUND
Marciano Estate revitalizes a proud winegrowing history that dates back to the mid-19th century. The property upon which their vineyards are planted was part of the Bourn family estate, a country residence for one of San Francisco’s most successful and influential families during the time of California’s Gold Rush. When the Bourns purchased the St. Helena property in 1872, the estate – which the family called Madroño- included over 100 acres of vineyards, orchards and grazing pastures, two cottages and a home. 

The Bourn family had a keen interest in Napa Valley’s burgeoning wine industry, particularly Sarah Bourn, the family matriarch. After her husband, William I died, she devoted herself to learning everything she could about grape growing. In the meantime, her son, William Bourn II, recognized the need for additional winery capacity in Napa Valley. He and his partner, E. Everett Wise, built Greystone Cellars in 1888/89, one of Napa Valley’s grandest structures and today the home of the Culinary Institute of America’s west coast campus. Though the onset of phylloxera dampened William II’s enthusiasm for the wine industry and triggered the sale of Greystone in 1894, the Bourn family continued to maintain their residence at Madroño, adding to their Napa Valley vineyard holdings and selling grapes to wineries throughout the valley. Madroño remained in the Bourn family through successive generations, and though parcels of the property were split off and handed down to various descendants, the home and surrounding 60 acres remained in family hands until the late 1950s. At that time the estate was sold to the Christian Brothers, who coincidentally had also purchased Greystone Cellars. In 1994 the estate was purchased by the Bradley family, who undertook extensive and careful renovations of the various buildings on the property. The Bradley’s planted 20 acres of vineyards up the hill from their home, and like the Bourn family, sold their grapes to various Napa Valley winemakers. In 2006, the Bradley family sold the property to Maurice Marciano. 

Winery Marciano Estate

Vineyard Designate

AVA St. Helena

Region Napa Valley