Marietta Angeli Cuvee 2005

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 103034
  • red wine
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

If this wine were any denser it would be a solid. Almost black in color, there is a deep nose of graphite, charcoal, and ripe black fruit as well as a layered brooding dark fruit mixture, with vanilla and toasty oak overtones.

This wine will pay great dividends to cellar time and will last up to and improve over the next 15 years.

Critical Acclaim

"The top wine is the brilliant 2005 Angeli Cuvee, a Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignan blend crafted by proprietor/winemaker Chris Bilbro. One of the finest examples of this wine he has yet made, the 2005 boasts a dense purple color as well as plump, succulent, sumptuous blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of wood spice, earth, and pepper. The wine cuts a full-bodied, fleshy, multidimensional swath across the palate, and the finish lasts over 40 seconds. Very drinkable already, it should evolve effortlessly for another 7-8+ years. "
93 Points

Learn About Marietta

Marietta Cellars is just outside the little town of Geyserville in California's premier wine growing region, Sonoma County. Owner and winemaker Chris Bilbro founded Marietta Cellars in 1979 after cutting his wine business teeth by working at Bandiera founded by his grandparents Emil and Luduina Bandiera in 1937. Today, case production nears 30,000--all of which is totally...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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