A bright, clean nose of cherries and brambles leads to deeper aromas of pepper and dried lavender in this pure wine. The mouth-feel is seamless and supple, managing to be full yet lively and tart. Loads of berry fruit balanced with tannin structure lend this rich wine an overall refreshing character.
|Wine maker notes
|Our modern California version of an Old World table wine, Old Vine Red 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 Cellars, located just outside of Geyserville in Sonoma County, was founded by Chris Bilbro in 1978. In recent years Chris’s sons, Jake and Scot, representing the second generation, have taken over most of the responsibilities. Marietta Cellars wines are consistent, concentrated, complex and, most importantly, pleasurable.
”For over three decades one of the greatest values in dry California red wine has been the nonvintage kitchen sink blend from the Bilbro’s family-owned Marietta Cellars…This wine flies off retailers’ shelves, so smart consumers take note.” Wine Advocate