2015 Marietta Cellars Angeli Estate Grown Zinfandel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Sonoma County
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
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"The 2015 Angeli is a Zinfandel from estate vineyards in Alexander Valley. Earthy undertones give the wine its distinct, savory expression of Zinfandel, with plenty of cedar, tobacco, licorice and herb nuances. Medium on body and restrained for a California Zinfandel, the Angeli hits all the right notes. There is plenty of depth, but more freshness than in the past." (VM)

"One of the producer's new single-vineyard wines, this shines with savory leather, black pepper and spicy red-fruit flavors. Layered and compact, it has an underlying grip of tannin, ultimately finishing soft and easy on the palate." (WE)

Winery Notes:
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.