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Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006

Member Review by egon klimt:

This is one to enjoy now; big & deep, with cassis & blackberry playing a major role; spicy oak notes round out the finish. 91pts.

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Marietta Wine Cellars:
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 1978 in a rented cow barn in the Dry Creek Valley. The wines of Marietta Cellars are a personification of Chris Bilbro, his outlook on life, and general lifestyle. No wine is co... Read more
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 1978 in a rented cow barn in the Dry Creek Valley. The wines of Marietta Cellars are a personification of Chris Bilbro, his outlook on life, and general lifestyle. No wine is complete on its own; pleasurable pursuits such as cooking, fishing, hunting, gardening, and entertaining add balance to wine, as they do to life. To this day, no wine gets bottled without Chris’s approval and no vineyard row goes more than a week without Chris riding his ATV through it. Read less

Member Reviews for Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: egon klimt
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4.50 5
03/04/2010

This is one to enjoy now; big & deep, with cassis & blackberry playing a major role; spicy oak notes round out the finish. 91pts.


Snooth User: AngloScot
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2.00 5
04/19/2010

86 pts. - Not offensive, but also not impressive. Was expecting more from this bottle. The individual tastes that made up the full-body of this wine just did not play well together- they each wanted to shine on their own and it hurt the experience.

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would not recommend

Snooth User: sirdups
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2.50 5
01/11/2010

Juice not worth the squeeze.


External Reviews for Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals classic aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, earth, and spice box in addition to chewy, rich, concentrated flavors, moderate, sweet tannin, and a long, heady finish. If past renditions are any indication, this spicy, hardy Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 15 or more years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The most underrated wine in the Marietta portfolio is either their Cabernet Sauvignon or the Petite Sirah. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon displays classic black currant liqueur with some background oak and spice. Dense ruby/purple, it has more grip, structure and tannin than the Zinfandel, but about the same level of concentration. Pure, fresh and full, with at least 10-12 years of aging potential, this wine is a beauty and a sleeper of the vintage.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Saturated dark-ruby hue, Ultraripe fruit-forward aromas. A juicy entry leads a moderately full-bodied palate of jammy ripe-fruit flavors, with supple, silky tannins lingering on the finish. Low acids give a thick mouthfeel. Drink now.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a moderately intense, simple, oaky, blackberry, and currant-scented nose. In the mouth, the wine is structured, spicy, and tannic. There is good ripeness and purity, but the tannin gives the wine a compressed feel, and accentuate the astringency. While this wine will last for a decade, its overall balance is suspect.



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