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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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In the Garden '22

Get growing, get grilling! With the summer season in full swing, we’ve got some tips from our resident gardeners to ensure your best harvest yet. Read on for our favorite summer wines for alfresco sipping, and some simple and inspiring grilling ideas. Get Growin’ A thriving garden certainly doesn’t happen overnight, but at least some of More

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Mariett-za

For thousands of years and across countless cultures, kings and queens and commonfolk alike have gathered ‘round to delight in freshly baked flatbreads topped with oils, cheeses, herbs, proteins, and veggies—all to be washed down by jugs of the finest locally-fermented grape wine. While the duo has certainly grown and evolved since their first iterations 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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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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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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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 More

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2019 Angeli Zinfandel

Once a component of the Angeli Cuvée, this Zinfandel long stood out for its brilliance, clarity, and leanness. Now, showcased on its own, it speaks volumes about this unique little canyon off Alexander Valley known as Angeli Ranch. The halo-like image on the label pays homage to Viola Angeli, who sold the Angeli Ranch to More

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2019 EX MARIETTA Petite Sirah

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. Learn more below.  2019 EX marietta Petite Sirah EX MARIETTA Series 100% Petite Sirah, Angeli Ranch, Alexander Valley AVA Sourced from a More

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