Marietta Old Vine Red #50

Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 102992
  • red wine
  • RP89

Winemaker's Notes

Since Dad started Marietta in 1978, he has now made 50 Lots of Old Vine Red. That accomplishment did not go unnoticed with the blending of Lot 50 Dad put a little extra into this one and it definitely shows... The addition of Syrah from our Mendocino Hill vineyard adds a dusty, gamey component to this (as always) Zinfandel-based wine. Still fruit forward with rich, spicy blackberry flavors, lot 50 is certainly more layered and complex in aroma and flavor as a result. Always a bargain in fruit and stature, this wine delivers more nuance than generally found in this price range as evidenced by the demand that continually outpaces the supply.

Critical Acclaim

"The non-vintage Old Vine Red Lot #50 (the 50th incarnation of this cuvee) offers a dark ruby/purple color along with a big, peppery, spicy, fruit-laden bouquet, chewy, fleshy, meaty flavors, plenty of body, but no hard edges. It is the ideal bistro/brasserie/trattoria red for luscious drinking at a bargain basement price. This wine flies off retailers’ shelves, so smart consumers take note. For over three decades one of the great values in dry California red wine has been the non-vintage kitchen sink blend from the Bilbro’s family-owned Marietta Cellars. "
89 Points

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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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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