So far in 2009, the red wines that we’ve tried have been good, just not really good. This Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 48 however is very good. The wine does not indicate a vintage on the label. So, we’re not sure if they’re using juice from past years and mixing it with new juice or what.
Whatever they’re doing to make this terrific red wine, works for us. This Marietta Cellars wine is primary made of Red Zinfandel. They’ve also added a splash of lesser-known red grapes to give it some added character and depth.
This wine was phenomenal with cheese tortellini and red sauce.
This wine is really very good. It’s just missing a little something however to make us scream Wow! and awarding it 4 stars. But so far in 2009, this has been our favorite red wine. Oh, and at $10 it’s really something special. Try a bottle for yourself.
On a side note, checkout their website if you try this wine and like it. It’s amazing what this family has accomplished in the wine industry without any mass marketing, advertising or gimmicks to sell their wines.
WineLife365 Rating: 3-stars