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Marietta Alexander Petite Sirah 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The deep color of our Petite Sirah displays the degree of concentration in this wine; it is dense and lush while retaining great balance. The aromas of dark fruit are complimented by hints of cocoa, charcoal, dried herbs, and minerals. The round mouth shows blueberry and currant flavors. The finish has notes of earth and spiced chocolate along with rich layered tannins and firm acidity. As usual, our Petite Sirah is so approachable that it is hard to set aside, but for those who can wait, it should develop for at least 15 years.

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Petite Sirah
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Marietta Wine Cellars:
Marietta Cellars is located just outside the little town of Geyserville in one of California’s premier wine growing regions, Sonoma County. Owner and winemaker Chris Bilbro initially founded Marietta Cellars in 1978 in a rented cow barn in the Dry Creek Valley. The wines of Marietta Cellars are a personification of Chris Bilbro, his outlook on life, and general lifestyle. No wine is co... Read more
Marietta Cellars is located just outside the little town of Geyserville in one of California’s premier wine growing regions, Sonoma County. Owner and winemaker Chris Bilbro initially founded Marietta Cellars in 1978 in a rented cow barn in the Dry Creek Valley. The wines of Marietta Cellars are a personification of Chris Bilbro, his outlook on life, and general lifestyle. No wine is complete on its own; pleasurable pursuits such as cooking, fishing, hunting, gardening, and entertaining add balance to wine, as they do to life. To this day, no wine gets bottled without Chris’s approval and no vineyard row goes more than a week without Chris riding his ATV through it. Read less

External Reviews for Marietta Alexander Petite Sirah

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
10/20/2012

The nose is dark and deep with black and blue berries, black cherries, dark chocolate, minerals, earth, and mild wood and cellar notes. The mouth feel is dense. There are layers of blackberries and blueberries, and then brighter tones of concentrated cherry with a little spice. The mid-palate and finish are very full, rich, and round yet the finish is so balanced with firm tannins and acidity that the wine manages to stay light on its feet.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/02/2011

The deep color of our 2008 Petite Sirah displays the degree of concentration in this wine; it is dense and lush while retaining great balance. The aromas of dark fruit are complimented by hints of cocoa, charcoal, dried herbs, and minerals.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
06/23/2012

Almost opaque in color, the 2006 Petite Sirah exhibits a broad, rich nose of blueberries, sweet toasty oak, and mineral notes. It is abundantly lush, mouth-filling, and weighty on the palate. Typical of the vintage, it exhibits broad, fruit-forward flavors with pleasing fruit tannins.



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The deep color of our Petite Sirah displays the degree of concentration in this wine; it is dense and lush while retaining great balance. The aromas of dark fruit are complimented by hints of cocoa, charcoal, dried herbs, and minerals. The round mouth shows blueberry and currant flavors. The finish has notes of earth and spiced chocolate along with rich layered tannins and firm acidity. As usual, our Petite Sirah is so approachable that it is hard to set aside, but for those who can wait, it should develop for at least 15 years.

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