Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot #52

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot Number 52, $15.30-$16.99 (On the web for $9.99), 87 points, has a rich and complex aroma though it is subtle; the aroma is a beautiful Redwood, a plethora of cooking spice, and a hint of candy-cane.
The color is a bright "Burgundy". 
I drank this red wine upon opening, but with air Lot #52 (Non-Vintage) nicely mellowed. The first mouthful was a bomb of red cherry syrup, very juicy and sweet (13.5% alcohol), but it was the late palate and finish where the nuances of Zinfandel in this red wine excelled with good acidity, spice and everything nice, hints of plum and licorice. 
Here's the list of varietals: 55.1% Carignane, 15.4% Grenache, 14.3% Mourvèdre, 7.1% Petite Sirah, 5.3% Zinfandel, 2.8% Syrah.
I bought this wine at Bella Vino, now closed.


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