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Staff Pick

Marietta Old Vines Red, Lot 67 - NV

Item # 84084 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
Vintage
NV
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region
Producer
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Marietta's bottlings are consistently high in quality, medium in body, and nicely balanced. This blend of Zinfandel and red Rhône grapes is no exception, showing spicy, dark, gorgeous fruit.


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Staff Pick Notes

I drank this wine at a Sunday afternoon BBQ with some friends and it went beyond our expectations. It's an uncomplicated but well-balanced Zinfandel blend that's warm and comforting. Make no mistake, this is a big wine, bursting with ripe fruit, and it performed beautifully with our sweet-and-sour barbecue sauce and buttered corn on the cob. Ignore the Zin naysayers and have some fun with your palate this summer. It's delicious. Erik G.

- EG

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