Luxury Cabernet Sauvignons & Bordeaux blends
Chateau Margene is a boutique, micro winery located within the Paso Robles AVA. The first wine produced was our 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon. Extreme viticulture practices are used to grow superior quality grapes that are hand picked, hand sorted and then gently moved through our gravity flow processing system. Average lot sizes range from 100 to 500 cases with a total annual production of 2,500 cases. The vast majority of our wines are only available at the winery, with the Beau Melange and Reserve Cabernet sold on an allocation basis.
94 points - 2012 Chateau Margene CASK 4 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) $96 The intriguing nose on this top-end Cabernet from Michael Mooney is deep but restrained, with smoked meats, espresso and juicy blackberries, cherries and olallieberries. The top of the palate is licorice and coffee, then riper blueberry fruit emerges, morphing toward a sage-like upswing on the finish. It's expertly layered and complex, yet approachable. Matt Kettman (4/1/2015)
94 Points - 2010 Chateau Margene Beau Melange $150 This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc is the Creston winery's top-end offering, and it's beautiful. Aromas of blueberry, black cherry, turned earth and roasted vanilla bean meet with violet and sweet rose florals that keep you sniffing. It's dense on the palate but not overly ripe, with black-rock minerality and leather laid across... Matt Kettman (6/1/2015)
93 Points - 2012 Chateau Margene CASK 7 (100% Cabernet Franc) $96 Matt Kettman (9/1/2015)
90 points - 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon $56 The deep, brooding nose blends dark purple fruit with black licorice and Chinese black pepper sauce. Sage bark and anise contribute herbal tones to the palate - likely thanks to the inclusion of 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc - and blackberries rule the fruit profile. Matt Kettman (12/31/2014)
Chateau Margene 4385 La Panza Road, Creston, CA 93432 (805) 238-2321