Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #64 – Bottle Notes

The history of Marietta Cellars goes back almost 40 years. It is a true American success story that merits the attention of every red wine drinker who wants to drink exceptional wines at fair prices. Marietta Cellars was founded by Chris Bilbro in 1978. In recent years Chris’s sons, Jake and Scot, have taken over most of the responsibilities. Jake and Scot are known as well for their success in reviving Limerick Lane Wines.

Purple in color. 13.5% ABV. Predominantly Zinfandel. Savory nose of black fruits, earth and white pepper. Medium body with refreshing acidity. Cherries, blackberry, plums and vanilla bean on the palate. Easy to drink and delicious. When I think about what Zinfandel made in the 50’s must have tasted like, this wine comes to mind. A throwback to a bygone era. At $12 or so you should buy a case and wait for Lot #65 to get released.

My rating: 89 points.

Marietta Cellars makes several other wines that are all noteworthy.

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