Grape(s): 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot
Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting Notes: The Terra Gratia is soft, plush, and inviting. Dark red fruit, spice and sweet floral notes give the wine its aromatic lift and brightness. This is a gorgeous, silky St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon that is also quite approachable for the year. Drink it over the next decade or so.
The Domain: Southwest of St. Helena, Napa Valley, is our 20-acre estate and winery. We are tucked in the foothills of the Mayacamas mountain range and surrounded by old-growth forests. The property was a part of the historic Bourn estate dating back to 1872 at the beginning of winemaking in the Napa Valley. Morgan Maurèze, our Winemaker & Director at Marciano Estate, is a fifth-generation winemaker who grew up working at Dominus alongside his father. After completing his BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis he worked in France for Petrus, Chateau Haut-Brion & La Mission Haut-Brion in Bordeaux and DRC or Domaine de la Romanée Conti in Burgundy.
After graduating from his second Master from the University of Bordeaux, he returned back to the Napa Valley, and worked with Andy Erickson, at prestigious wineries such as Screaming Eagle Ovid, Arietta, Dancing Hares, Dalla Valle, and now full-time winemaker for Marciano Estate. Our consulting team for the winemaking, Mr. Andy Erickson & Mr. Michel Rolland and Mr. David Abreu as the Vineyard Manager. A team passionate about people, the art and winemaking philosophy are dedicated to only present the most exceptional experience and wines to our friends and collectors.