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93 Points (Editors’ Choice), Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points, Wine Spectator – 91 Points, Tasting Panel
The Tasting Panel in their 91-point review called out that ‘high toned acidity’ that “keeps a freshness throughout”. Wine Spectator included it in their ‘10 Terrific California Pinot Noirs’ report noting “a mix of cherry and pomegranate notes dotted with a savory hint” in their own 91-point review. But Wine Enthusiast ratched it up a few notches with their 93-point Editors’ Choice review, calling the wine “elegant and energized” and highlighting the “great balance” that will make it “fun to watch as it matures further”. Boom.
This is a sensational single-vineyard Merlot made from incredibly tiny clusters, full of some of the most elegant, intensely structured fruit from high atop Sonoma Mountain. Beautiful weight and balance with aromas of blueberries, black currants, sage and a hint of cocoa. It’s got a full, plush mouthfeel, pristine and vibrant fruit and a wonderful smooth finish. Thanks to Chad’s big bet on himself, he was able to make a knockout Sonoma Mountain beauty, without the need for any middleman, helping us to enjoy one of his best creations at an outstanding price.
94 Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Pts, James Suckling
For the time being, Marietta’s wines continue to be some of the best values across the board in California. Antonio Galloni really let the cat out of the bag last year when he announced that he was “completely blown away by the Marietta wines” even declaring, Marietta’s “Scot Bilbro has the magic touch when it comes to crafting wines that deliver superb quality for the money across the various tiers in this range”.
95 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The NV OVR Lot 73 is composed mainly of Zinfandel with smaller portions of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Barbera. Medium ruby, it offers intense red cherry, blood orange and apricot perfume with accents of rooibos tea leaves, red licorice, saline, lilac and loads of spicy nuances. The medium-bodied palate is light on its feet with soft tannins, bursts of refreshing acidity and detailed amaro accents on the long finish. This is so easy to drink!”
Only utilizing the very best vintages for his Sonoma Cabernets, you better believe that Richard locked into as much as he could of the stellar 2016 vintage. A master of picking barrels of the right age and origin, Richard decided on only French barrels for this year’s bottling with 25% of that new. It hits with blue and black fruits, cherry cola, a touch of oak and vanilla and a rich sweet mouthfeel. It’s got really nice length and is drinking exceptionally right now – something that should no doubt be the case for the next 10-15 years easy.
The winemaker from St. Francis was actually at Barrel & Roost last week and I got to taste through her entire lineup. Rock solid all the way through. I assumed like everybody else in California these guys sold their Sauvignon Blanc for $30/bottle or more, but when I found out the price tag, I told her we had to offer this up to our email list. It was so bright and delicious and for under $20/bottle. This one has all the aromatics and tropical flavors of guava, peach and nectarine that will absolutely make your mouth water.