Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Marietta Old Vine Red Lot Number 50 (California)
This is a great value wine that delivers each and every time I buy it. It is Mareitta's "field blend" which is comprised mostly of Zinfandel - the red kind not the god-awful pink crap you are thinking of. This wine has no vintage date, instead it is done by lot numbers, and here Marietta has hit the half century mark with this one. The taste is plum with lots of red fruit, it is easy to drink and totally enjoyable with whatever you have on you plate: for example tonight I had an Asian salad with a BBQ chicken sandwich, and I can't complain about the pairing, but then I enjoy non-traditional food pairing with wine. Bottoms up.