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 1979 in an abandoned cow barn in the Dry Creek Valley. Over the last twenty-two years, Chris has developed a product of incredible consistency both in quality and price with relatively complete anonymity. The grapes are primarily from Sonoma and Mendocino County and grown in older, dry-farmed vineyards with limited production per acre. These are grapes that produce wines with the maximum concentration of fruit and complex flavors. The initial case production for Marietta Cellars' Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon was only about 3,000 cases combined. Today, case production nears 35,000. The wines currently produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, a proprietary blend called Old Vine Red, and a limited-quantity special blend called Angeli CuvÃ©e. Occasionally, a Port is added to the line-up. Marietta Cellars continues the tradition of family involvement. Chris' four sons are active in winery activities at various levelsâ€¦Jake, Scot, and Sam have more recently been joined by brother Lucas, who is now six. Marietta Cellars wines are sold in 48 states as well as Canada, Europe, Thailand, New Zealand, and Japan. Because of the limited production and allocation of the wines, there are no tours, tastings, or retail sales on the premises. The wines of Marietta Cellars are a personification of Chris Bilbro's personality, outlook on life, and general lifestyle. Chris believes that good wine is the perfect complement to good food and good friends. Pleasurable pursuits such as cooking, fishing, hunting, gardening, and entertaining add balance to the flavor of wine, as they do to life.
This intense, powerful Syrah-based wine is grown mostly on our McDowell Valley property which has a long history of championing Rhone varietals. Co-fermented with Viognier, the Syrah expresses violet, tar, and rich earth. Petite Sirah from Alexander Valley brings chewy bitter chocolate, while Grenache grown at 1400 feet elevation in ... more
Marietta Old Vine Riesling
With rich aromatics of honey and apricot, this dry Riesling surprises with bright acid and a lean texture. Juicy, but clean and precise, this wine is wonderful with spicy, rich food yet also delicious on its' own. Drink lightly chilled. more
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