Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #67 – 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 son, Scot, has taken over most of the responsibilities. Scot’s brother Jake is running the show at Limerick Lane Wines while his brother Sam is running Idlewild Wines.

Old Vine Red (OVR) is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Predominantly comprised of Zinfandel, OVR is a multi vintage blend. The lot # represents the current version of this wine.

Purple in color. 13.5% ABV. Savory nose of brambly red and black fruits and earthy loam. Medium to full bodied with juicy acidity. Rich and plush. Blackberry, salmonberry, peach and a touch of baking spice on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Just a sick value at $12 per bottle. Buy a case and thank me later. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 90 points.

Marietta Cellars makes several other wines that are noteworthy. Look for the 2015 Angeli in particular.

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