Blackberry and dried cherry aromas spiked with notes ofpepper and spice. Mouth-filling of hearty ripe plums, a hint of grilled toasty oak and just enough acidity in the finish to provide a refreshing lift that balances all of the jammy ripe fruit on the palate.
Bright, ripe notes of berries and red florals meet pronounced flavors of sweet baking spices, red and black fruits and hints of earth. Medium-firm dusty tannins provide structure and balanced acidity lends lift to the long finish.
Old Vine Red is our modern California version of an Old World table wine - one that 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.
A blend of 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 vintages based heavily on Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, the grapes for Marietta’s traditional field blend were harvested from older, dry-farmed vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.