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When it comes to wine, The Golden State is America’s pride and joy. From its prized Cabernet Sauvignon, to its rich Pinot Noir, to its naturalized all-American Zinfandel, to its rich, creamy Chardonnay and its unfairly unsung Sauvignon Blanc, California has a whole lot going on.

 
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Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 69   2016 Marietta Cellars Christo  
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Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 69

Scot Bilbro has taken over for his late father and his brothers and is now running the show at Marietta Cellars. Old Vine Red Lot Number 69 is now on the scene. The wine is tweaked ever so slightly drier than in the past, perhaps now ever the more appealing to both west coast and European wine tastes. Produced mainly from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane primarily from vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red replicates the old Cal-Ital field blends there. Alluring deep ruby purple in color, with Zinfandel-influenced aromas suggesting dark ripe juicy berries with hints of the parched dusty northern California vineyard floor; at once fresh and vibrant, smooth and slippery on the tongue with just an inkling of fine-grained tannins that keep it all on the up and over. And, by all means, do take note of its continuing brilliantly true blue in terms of value!

$11.99 the bottle  $122.28 the case

-- Antonio Galloni 93 Antonio Galloni 2020 - 2030 Not Available May 2019
2016 Marietta Cellars Christo

The 2016 Christo, Marietta's Syrah-based blend, is terrific. Black cherry, chocolate, leather, licorice and spice give the wine much of its dark, brooding feel. Powerful and intense, but with good freshness, the 2016 is wonderfully complete and absolutely delicious. Drink 2020-2030. Rated 93. - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

$17.50 the bottle  $178.56 the case


512 West Sixth Street Austin, Texas 78701-2806 USA
(an easy right turn between San Antonio and Nueces streets)