- Featured in the March 2010 Silenus Vintners Wine Club
- Retailed for $75
(Poem Cellars is now producing their amazing wines under the name Gentleman Farmer)
The nose is evocative with ripe red fruits, black plum, roasted black fruits, Christmas spices and herbal notes. On the tongue, red and blue fruits, cherry cough syrup, bitter chocolate, eucalyptus and pine needle with a whisper of licorice. Dusty earth, tobacco leaf and leather notes, showcase the breeding of the vineyard.
There is a meatiness to the wine; it has medium plus body and the tannins are moderate but persistent. The 2006 Marriage is muscular in the sense that is has great power, but there is grace here as well. The tannins have a bit of grittiness that calls for aging (or if you are impatient, decanting). The finish continues for a lengthy 40 seconds.
Primarily Rutherford Bench Cabernet Sauvignon, the concept of our high-end wine is to source fruit and blend a wine that shows the beauty of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon within the framework of the marriage of food and wine.