2014 X-Series Marselan
Exuding the Yin and Yang of the two varieties that make up this hybrid our X-Series Marselan is both a brooding bystander and a fleshy interloper. Upon entry the dark, earthy, tannic and mocha character from the Cabernet Sauvignon genes show themselves. The mid-palate explodes with the fresh strawberry-rhubarb and nutmeg originating from its Grenache genes. This rich wine is long in the mouth and finishes with refined tannins lingering long after the last sip.
Sextant is very proud to be the first winery to plant Marselan in the United States. Barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak this variety is a very intriguing hybrid of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Hand crafted and fermented in 1 1/2 ton open top fermenters this wine exudes rustic style.