Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #73 – 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.

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.

Crimson in color. 13.5% ABV. Pretty nose of red and black fruits, anise and pepper. Medium body with medium acidity. Soft and supple with compelling fruits. Raspberry, blackberry, blood orange and pepper on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Really appealing Zinfandel based blend that is very easy to drink. As always, hard to beat for the price. Best over the next year or so.

My rating: 90 points.

As always, tremendous value at around $13 a bottle. A wine to buy by the case. Marietta Cellars makes several other wines that are noteworthy. Look for the Angeli in particular.

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