Marietta - Old Vine Red - California
Overview: That is how I learned to make wine—watching my dad cook ribs that were sweet but spicy and then blend together a fruity Zinfandel and a hefty Petite Sirah so that it would go better with dinner. He transformed everything to become something better. Creativity and possibility reigned supreme.
When I started my real work at Marietta, my dad gave me space to practice the balance of science and technique with ease and intuition. Somewhere along the way, I too learned how to make wine by magic. The work became play. Calculation merged with creativity and methodology gave way to marvel.
We are still performing magic here at Marietta. This second-generation winery continues to transform belief, hard work, a blessed climate, and extraordinary land into beautiful liquid expressions of family and place. -Scot Bilbro, Owner/Winemaker
Tasting Notes: This fresh, clean Zinfandel-based red blend has clear notes of bramble and ripe berries intermingled with white pepper and potpourri. Smooth and long in the mouth, this wine is a balance of bright acid, rich center, and structured finish. Flavors of heady plum and tart strawberry are supported by cocoa and spice yielding a delicious wine with just the right mix of exuberance and restraint that begs to be opened and enjoyed.
Pairing: Roast lamb
Points: 90, Wine Enthusiast
Format / ABV: 750 ml/13.5%
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