2018 Carte Blanche Wines The Mark Napa Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 96 WA 94 WS 92
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, January 2021

(96+ points) A blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2018 The Mark reveals a vivid purple color to go with full-bodied aromas and flavors of assorted dark fruits...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2020

(94+ points) A blend predominately of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot, the 2018 The Mark sports a deep garnet-purple color and charges out of the gate with notions of cassis, wild...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2022

Nice vivid cassis, plum paste and violet notes cruise through in unison in this red, with light savory and anise hints dotting the finish. Rock solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.9%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2018 Carte Blanche Wines The Mark Napa Bordeaux Blend, a true gem from the esteemed California region. This captivating red wine is a masterful blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, and a touch of Petit Verdot, resulting in a harmonious symphony of flavors.

In the glass, this wine presents a mesmerizing and vibrant purple hue that immediately catches the eye. The aromas that waft from the glass are undeniably alluring, showcasing an array of dark fruits such as succulent blackberries and luscious cassis. These fruity notes intertwine with hints of toasted spices, adding a layer of complexity and intrigue. A subtle nuance of graphite and a touch of scorched earth further enhance the aromatic profile, creating an enticing bouquet that invites you to take the first sip.

On the palate, the 2018 The Mark unveils its full-bodied nature and remarkable density. It possesses an impressive structure that is still in its early stages of evolution, promising years of enjoyment for those patient enough to cellar it. The black fruit flavors dominate the palate, intertwining with earthy layers that add depth and richness. Firm grainy tannins provide a solid backbone, while the wine's fantastic freshness imparts an invigorating liveliness. The finish is long and memorable, leaving a delightful skip in its step.

Renowned critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this exceptional Bordeaux blend an impressive 96+ points, recognizing its immense potential. Dunnuck suggests hiding away some bottles for 4-5 years to fully experience the wine's evolving beauty. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauds The Mark, bestowing it with an impressive score of 94+ points. They describe it as a striking wine with layers of black fruit, underbrush, and pencil shavings, supported by a firm tannin structure. Lastly, Wine Spectator awards this wine a well-deserved 92 points, noting the vibrant cassis, plum paste, and violet notes that dance on the palate.

With only 150 cases produced, this is an exceptional opportunity to experience the artistry of Carte Blanche Wines. The 2018 Carte Blanche Wines The Mark Napa Bordeaux Blend is a wine that will undoubtedly captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. Enjoy it now for its youthful charm or cellar it to witness its full potential unfold over the years.