Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot #66 – 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 sons, Jake and Scot, have taken over most of the responsibilities. Jake and Scot are known as well for their success in reviving Limerick Lane Wines.

Of note is the new label for the “OVR”.

Violet in color. 13.5% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, white pepper and earth. Medium body with juicy acidity. Claret style field blend with an emphasis on the Zinfandel. Blackberry, raspberry, plums and pepper on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. Delicious wine that should be bought by the case at about $12 per bottle. Best version of this wine in recent memory. Drink over the next several years.

My rating: 91 points.

Marietta Cellars makes several other wines that are all noteworthy.

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