Marietta Cellars OVR, Old Vine Red Lot No. 70, Non-Vintage, California

Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades. With a historic underground following, it is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Marietta’s flagship NV Old Vine Red Lot Number 70 is a combination of wine from the 2018, 2017, 2016 vintages. 60% aged in neutral barrels and 40% aged in stainless steel. Dry, fruit-forward, rich, supple. Old Vine Red combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure. Primarily Zinfandel from 2018, fermented and aged in stainless tank, and benefiting from barrel aged Syrah and Petite Sirah from 2017 and 2016. Small amounts of Grenache, Barbera, and Carignane complete the wine. This 70th iteration of OVR continues to balance hedonism and class with bright red California fruit and a long, seamless, structured mouth. Integrated cedar and a savory earthiness help complete the profile.