The Legacy Reborn

Sharing the Vision

“Wine is a reflection of who we are,
of the things we love.”

Marciano Estate is both the culmination and creation of a dream. Our wines -- derived from nature, driven by site and wrought by human hand -- embody the passion, patience and perseverance it takes to create a thing of beauty. These are wines to be shared, with those who enjoy it as much as we do.

2014

Vintage

The 2014 growing season was another drought year, yielding an early spring and lengthy, generous summer. The combination of these conditions translated into one of the earliest harvests on record, which allowed us ample time to pick our grapes before the autumn rains arrived. This gave us the distinct luxury to pick at the optimum ripeness for our estate and the ability to craft wines purely representative of or our terroir and wine making-philosophy.

Our 2014 wines are the epitome of natural elegance and purity of place illustrating the signature of Marciano Estate’s winemaking philisophy. The exceptional quality of our estate allows our winemaker’s gentle touch to encourage the inherent depth and finesse of the fruit. From bloom to bottle, these wines capture the essence of Marciano Estate.

Marciano Estate

A Singular Expression of Site

Marciano Estate represents, quite simply, the best wine that we produce each vintage. It took us years to get here. Years of experimenting, getting to know the land, the geology, the soils. Of letting the vineyard mature and understanding the vines and through them, how the site expresses itself. Produced in quantities dictated solely by quality, Marciano Estate represents years of striving for what can only be called a beautiful expression of a singular vineyard.

Marciano Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

2014 Marciano Estate bursts from the glass, boasting aromas of blackberries, black currant, juniper berry, black olive, and espresso. Presenting with a soft, restrained entry on the palate, it builds gently and elegantly to a firm, lengthy mid-palate, laden with a

symphony of well-integrated oak tannins that carry layers of bold, savory flavors through an extensive finish. This refined, masculine wine was born for longevity. M

Production:
165 cases

Varietals:
95% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc

Massiglia

mas•sil•ia

Massiglia is the ancient name for the town of Marseille in France, where I grew up. This wine captures the strength and character of our estate vineyard, with the rich flavors and supple structure that make it appealing immediately upon release.

Massiglia Red Wine

Red Wine

2014

Aromatically, the 2014 Massiglia is vivid and complex. Deep layers of cocoa, sage, blueberries, cherries, cedar, and baking spice are permeated by floral, earthy nuance. On the palate, a fresh, luscious attack builds to

a complex mid-palate exhibiting silky tannins and soft texture. Notes of black currant, strawberry compote, and mocha carry into a lingering finish that leaves you craving more.

Production:
440 cases

Varietals:
71% Cabernet Sauvignon
29% Cabernet Franc

Massiglia Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

2015

The latest offering of our estate white wine is the product of one of the driest growing seasons in California history. Our yields with the white wines were very low, and the juice we obtained was definitely the brightest, most intense we have tasted since we started this project. During fermentation, we were careful to preserve the freshness and intensity of the juice. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited, and every effort was made to protect the young wine from oxidation.

Barrel fermented in a combination of 25% new French oak barrels, 25% stainless steel barrels, and 50% neutral oak barrels, the final blend retains the notes of citrus rind, meyer lemon, key lime, and subtle tropical fruits. Barrel aging has helped to round the corners, and also added a hint of toast and matchstick to the aromas. We feel this vintage shows the heights to which this variety can reach when grown in such a special terroir.

Production:
150 cases

Harvest Dates:
August 14 – August 17, 2015

Varietals:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Terra Gratia

Meaning “land of gratitude” in Latin, the name of this wine reflects my appreciation for the land that is my home. Terra Gratia is made in those rare and special vintages when we enjoy both extremely high quality and a generous crop.

Terra Gratia Red Wine

Red Wine

2014

The 2014 Terra Gratia greets the nose with notes of fresh, ripe black fruit, subtle black licorice, and vanilla oak. On the palate, the wine opens up with a soft attack, layered with vibrant, fruit driven acidity red

plum, and toasted coconut. The soft mid-palate gives way to a finessed, lengthy finish sustained by youthful tannins that ensure ageability.

Production:
530 cases

Varietals:
37% Cabernet Sauvignon
36% Merlot
18% Cabernet Franc
9% Petit Verdot



Terra Gratia Red Wine

Kosher Red Wine

2013

The kosher offering from our estate is Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc carefully selected, fermented, and aged in accordance with strict kosher supervision. As with all of the wines we produce, the 2013 kosher selection was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months, then bottled without fining or filtration.

The resulting wine exhibits an extraordinarily rich, layered, black fruit profile, with forward notes of confiture, blueberry pie, vanilla bean and wood shavings. The texture is broad, plush, and deep, with the ripe, forward fruit expanding across the palate. This wine is immensely pleasing and hedonistic, and will certainly bring happiness over many years to come.

Production:
120 cases

Harvest Dates:
September 9, 2013

Varietals:
90% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc

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