Marietta Cellars sits in the entrance to a small canyon off Alexander Valley. Known as Angeli Ranch after the family who originally settled here in 1886, this property’s vineyards connect gravel swales from the Russian River to terraced knolls invisible from the valley floor. The extremes of this site create a wine that is powerful but has surprising elegance and clarity. This gorgeous Zinfandel is intensified by small additions of Petite Sirah and Syrah all grown here on the estate surrounding the winery.
96% Zinfandel, 2% Syrah, and 2% Petite Sirah; Aged 15 months in neutral barrels; Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California. 93 points Jeb Dunnuck