Marietta Old Vine Lot 65 Red


SKU 4675168713


Old Vine Red Lot 65 strikes a perfect balance between silky richness and focused elegance. Bright cherry, spice, and briar patch combine in a hedonistic nose while the full mouth finishes long but clean. Zinfandel brings most of the fruit to this blend with Syrah and Petite Sirah adding body and structure. With enough acid and intensity to compliment winter meals and a juicy, supple feel that begs to be enjoyed alone, OVR65 is so good it is dangerous.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Brand Marietta
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThis great-value wine proves that a vintage date is not always needed for high-quality. Drenched with fruit flavor and nicely thick in texture, this full-bodied wine is not overly tannic, so it's easy to appreciate. It shows ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors, with smoky, meaty accents that come out on the second and third sips.

Jim Gordon, March 1, 2017
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateFor many years I have been touting the old-vine red put together by Marietta cellars as one of the great values in all of winedom. I got to taste two of the old-vine reds, Lot 64 and Lot 65, and there is no reason to change my opinion. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and mixed Italian blacks. It usually hits about 13.5% alcohol, which is modest, and aged largely in neutral oak and stainless steel. Production is about 30,000 cases and, of course, they sell it like they are giving away free hotcakes it is so delicious. As for the NV Old Vine Red Lot 65, this was bottled right before I tasted it and again contains lots of Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and other varieties such as Montepulciano and Barbera. This is delicious, concentrated and spicy with loads of roasted herbs, black cherry, briary berry fruit, pepper and meatiness. This medium-bodied, lusty wine was aged 60% in stainless steel and 40% in neutral oak.

Robert Parker, October 28, 2016