2022 Wine Advocate Review, parts 1 & 2

*updated Sep 24, 2022, to add EX MARIETTA reviews

Marietta is a true working winery. We take a thoughtful, roll-up-your-sleeves approach every step of the way, and let the wine speak for itself. This summer, we’re honored to have received the highest scoring portfolio review from Wine Advocate in our winery’s 45-year history. View the first two parts of our 2022 review below—including our EX MARIETTA, Family, OVR Series wines. 

2019 EX MARIETTA Petite Sirah


“Deep ruby-purple in color, the 2019 Petite Sirah is scented of blueberry, plums and dark cherry candy, with touches of tar, tobacco, violet and iron that continue to blossom as it spends time in the glass. The full-bodied palate is powerful yet restrained, its concentrated, floral fruits supported by clay-textured tannins, seamless acidity, and it has a long, layered finish. It’s a fantastic example of Petite Sirah that maintains elegance and lift—not an easy feat for this inherently powerful variety.”


2019 EX MARIETTA Syrah


“The 2019 Syrah Angeli Vineyard is a brand-new wine from Marietta that represents the best barrels of the vintage. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it has exceptional perfume and an elegant expression, with pure aromas of blueberry, milk chocolate, iron, aniseed, thyme and violet. The full-bodied palate is packed with mineral-laced fruits, turning up the intensity and volume without taking on too much weight. It has loads of pixelated tannins, bursts of fresh acidity and a long, layered finish. Only about 56 cases were made.”


2019 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon

94 POINTS | Family Series

“The 2019 Armé Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium ruby-purple color and layered aromas of red and black currants, violet, iron, underbrush and mushrooms. The medium-bodied palate is pleasantly rustic and a touch chewy, with bright acidity, pretty floral perfume and an earth-laced finish.”


2019 Christo Red

96 POINTS | Family Series

“A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Viognier, the 2019 Christo has a deep ruby-purple color and alluring scents of blueberry jam and cassis with accents of loamy earth, violet, coffee beans and iron. The full-bodied palate is powerful yet silky, with seamless acidity and gobs of pure violet perfume on the long, layered finish. It’s easy to drink now but offers a decade or more of cellaring potential.”


2020 román zinfandel

92 POINTS | Family Series

“A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Barbera, the 2020 Román Zinfandel has a medium ruby-purple color and aromatic layers of raspberry, red cherry, rhubarb, aniseed and lilac with touches of iron and orange peel. The medium-bodied palate is gently chewy, with tart, juicy fruits and a spicy finish.”


Old Vine Red, Lot 73

95 POINTS | OVR Series

“The NV OVR Lot 73 is composed mainly of Zinfandel with smaller portions of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan and Barbera. Medium ruby, it offers intense red cherry, blood orange and apricot perfume with accents of rooibos tea leaves, red licorice, saline, lilac and loads of spicy nuances. The medium-bodied palate is light on its feet with soft tannins, bursts of refreshing acidity and detailed amaro accents on the long finish. This is so easy to drink!”


2021 Old Vine Rosé

93 POINTS | OVR Series

“Medium cherry pink in color, the 2021 Old Vine Rosé has deep scents of yellow peaches, watermelon, and red cherries with touches of stone and potpourri. The palate boasts concentrated, fruity flavors balanced by zippy acidity, and it finishes with pretty orange peel accents. This is such a delicious rosé! It’s made up of co-fermented Grenache Gris, Grenache Noir and Syrah.”