Marietta Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma County 2006
Dark color. Nose with black pepper, raspberry and tobacco. JAMMY, full bodied with nice tannins. A chewy new world zin. Exactly what I was going for. Very mood dependent. Old world fans would not be interested. 89ptsAdd winemaker's notes
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Wine Tasting NotesA classic example of the Marietta winemaking style. Ripe jammyness, complimented by balanced soft tannins allow for a huge, "fruit-forward" style wine. This is a wine that will compliment a wide variety of foods ranging from spicy appetizers to prime cut steak to fresh fruit and cheese desserts. Aromatically, this wine offers a lush, ripe nose full of sweet raspberriers and black pepper complimented with hints of oak and earthy tar. It subsequently saturates the palate with raspberries, blackberries, and a touch of swet oak. A nice dollop of fruity tannin and black pepper spice hold and extend the flavors through to a "lip-smacking" finish.