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McDowell Valley, a Chance Discovery

“The climate of the valley is delightful, being almost that happy mean where summer’s heat and winter’s cold are unknown. It’s certain that the extremes of temperatures are not found here. The summer’s sun is robbed of its fierceness by a gentle bracing breeze that always finds its way up the river from the ocean, More

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Springtime at McDowell Ranch

Each year, as winter’s chill recedes into Spring’s sun, our vineyards come alive with a dazzling display of color as the wildflowers and other cover crops come into full bloom. But this incredible display isn’t just for show; it’s an integral component of organic farming and sustainable viticulture. Magic in the vines Wildflower season in More

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Little Gem Salad with Citrus, Spiced-almonds, and Mint

Crisp Little Gems are dressed in a zesty citrus and green garlic vinaigrette and accompanied by vibrant Cara Cara and blood oranges. A generous topping of almonds toasted with Aleppo pepper and smoky paprika add a contrasting spice element to the dish that balances out the acidity from the citrus, as well as the cooling freshness of the More

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Grilled Sirloin with Smoked Cauliflower Purée and Roasted Fennel

Grass-fed beef sirloin is marinated with rosemary and garlic, then seared and roasted to medium-rare perfection and served with smokey, creamy cauliflower puree, and crisp roasted fennel. Herbed butter along with shallots cooked in red wine add fat and freshness to the warm flavors of beef and smoke. Finish with a reduction sauce of beef bones, More

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Casarecce with Wild Mushrooms, Pecorino, and Gremolata

The season’s best wild mushrooms are cooked in an abundance of California olive oil, garlic, and thyme before being tossed with al dente Casarecce pasta. Little jewels of English peas pair perfectly with tangy and salty Pecorino Romano and fresh chopped gremolata. This earthy mushroom pasta will stand up to almost any Bordeaux-style wine with its green notes, More

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2020 Román Zinfandel

Named in honor of our cellarmaster, Román Cisneros, who has worked at Marietta for over three decades, this Estate Zinfandel is a blend of fruit from our Angeli estate vineyard in Alexander Valley and our McDowell Valley estate vineyard. This wine captures the bright, juicy character of Zinfandel, hearkening back to an era before dark, More

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2018 Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon

The Game Trail Vineyard of Mendocino County’s Yorkville Highlands AVA is nestled in the rugged mountain pass between the north end of Alexander Valley and the west end of Anderson Valley. Our small block of Game Trail Cabernet is perched at 1400 feet on the ridge line facing south. Coastal influence and large diurnal swings create More

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Ex Marietta. Explore Possibility, Experience Marietta.

EX- 1. a prefix meaning “out of,” “from,” and hence “utterly,” “thoroughly” EX MARIETTA is a series of exclusive wines that come from within Marietta—winemaker curated bottlings, rare in their production and unique in their expression. These are extracted, flavorful wines with great acidity, brightness, and a provocative balance of intensity and purity. We’re crafting More

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2019 EX MARIETTA Angeli Syrah

EX MARIETTA is intended for the curious palate, one that seeks nuance, tension, and atypical balance. We’re capturing thrilling snapshots in the cellar, small lot wines that excite us as a winemakers and artists. The first in the new series is the 2019 EX MARIETTA Syrah from the Angeli Vineyard. Bright red, laser-focused on raspberry, More

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2022 Winter Menu and Wine Pairings

Gather around, friends; our winter menu is sure to warm both heart and home. Read on for inspiration from our table to yours. OUR 2022 WINTER MENU AND WINE PAIRINGS Roasted Duck with Wild Mushrooms, White Beans, and Escarole Gibson Block Syrah ~ Grilled Winter Vegetables with Smoked Cauliflower Purée and Pickled Cipollini Onions Armé Cabernet More

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