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Margerum M5 Santa Barbara Red 2016

Santa Barbara, California, USA


Out of stock

    WE 95 VAG 93 JD 92 WS 91
    RPWA 90

Grape Variety
44% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise, 3% Cinsaut


Winemaker Notes
Opaque with dense crimson and ruby red hues. Red fruits, dried cranberries, and jammy youthful fruits come immediately to the fore, with perfumed Grenache and rose petal floral aromas. A solid core of dark red fruit and spicy fruit surrounded by youthful tannins. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially impacts the palate, followed by a finish complete with hints of jam, cocoa and dark berry contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre.

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast

    “Elegant aromas of black plum, star anise, gingerbread, peppercorn. Those same flavors dominate the palate, where a compelling tannic tension and lingering acidity complete a beautiful picture.”

  • 93 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    The 2016 M5, Margerum’s Grenache/Syrah-based wine, is lifted and gracious, with generous Grenache red-toned fruit leading the way. Medium in body and understated, the 2016 finishes with terrific energy and verve. (AG) (9/2018)

  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck

    The 2016 M5 checks in as a blend of 44% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise, 3% Cinsault that was brought up in neutral oak. This deep ruby/purple-tinged effort is a medium to full-bodied, ripe, beautifully textured effort that has rock star notes of black cherries, black raspberries and peppery herbs. Incredibly charming, with notable purity and a great texture, drink it over the coming 4-6 years.

  • 91 Wine Spectator

    Sleek and precise, with raspberry and garrigue aromas and refined cherry, licorice and savory pepper flavors. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. Drink now through 2026.

  • 90 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    A blend of 42% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 4% Counoise and 4% Cinsault that’s reminiscent of a good Côtes du Rhône, the 2016 M5 opens in the glass with aromas of smoky black cherry, blackberry, spice, cassis. On the palate, it’s juicy, medium to full-bodied and supple, with a sweet core of dark fruit, good length and a youthfully primary finish.

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