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Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah California 2006

Member Review by egon klimt:

Deep blue & black berry notes, pepper & vanilla spice; very lush & palate saturating. 93pts.

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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

Member Reviews for Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah California

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Snooth User: egon klimt
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0.00 5
03/04/2010

Deep blue & black berry notes, pepper & vanilla spice; very lush & palate saturating. 93pts.


Snooth User: dynowine
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4.00 5
07/04/2010

Undecanted from a preservation machine. Once again wonderful, round, velvety, lovely, strong sour deep rich berry fruit (blueberries, blackberry, perhaps other) with a hint of volatiles and some "brushland". Very nicely balanced and well-integrated. Nose featured sour fruit and meaty notes and "wet metal". Finishes similar to taste. Having forgotten my eval of this wine in March, I again gave it a 91, without decanting this time. Drink now.


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
03/20/2010

Dark, almost black, and delicious. A tame petit sirah, round, smooth, big not harsh, features dry rich ripe berries and cherries in the mouth with a patina of frosted cookie, cinnamon, and pepper. Aroma of vanilla, floral, spice, and a slight burnt odor. Medium body. Finishes over four seconds or so with sweet dry red fruit plus a bit of leather and oil.


External Reviews for Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah California

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Source: The Wine Buyer
06/19/2010

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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