Friday, June 10, 2005

Marietta Cellars California Old Vine Red Lot # 36 (PB)

This Geyserville blend from area locales is an artful conglomeration of Gamay, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Carignane. This is a non-vintage wine but don’t be fooled thinking it is a run of the mill bottling.

On opening it is a dark, inky black with gargantuan berry aromas with a portish kind of nose. It has sound structure with balance and bold flavors which are jammy and fruit forward, a little spicy on the palate with a touch of sweetness and full. On the finish it is nothing but blackberries that keep on going. My wife loves it! It is nice! At $13, give it a shot. If you like being assaulted by flavor and well balanced tannins and acid, this is a wine for you! We're raising a glass!

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