Bright, ripe notes of berries and red florals meet pronounced flavors of sweet baking spices, red and black fruits and hints of earth. Medium-firm tannins provide structure and balanced acidity lends lift to the long finish.
MARIETTA OLD VINE LOT 60
"The non-vintage Old Vine Red Lot 60 represents 90,000 cases, and is a blend of four vintages, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. There is a lot of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah as well as some more obscure grapes in this bistro-styled, chunky, fleshy, meaty, deep ruby-colored wine. Copious notes of pepper, charcuterie, black cherries and black currants are also found in this spicy, soft, round crowd-pleaser. Drink it over the next 12 months, although this wine can probably last, although not improve, for 4-5 years." Robert Parker Wine Advocate 89 points
|Wine maker notes
|Old Vine Red is our modern California version of an Old World table wine - one that can be enjoyed with food or without, for a special occasion or for simple pleasure. It is a non-vintage blend of mostly Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane with small amounts of other varieties included for complexity. Old Vine Red is a delicious, well-made, textured and balanced wine that continues to be amazingly consistent 30 years after the first lot was released.
|Marietta’s version of a traditional field blend, the fruit for this Zinfandel based blend was harvested from vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino.