The 2014 Christo Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah Blend is composed of 60% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Grenache and 4% Viognier, aged for 18 months in neutral barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose reveals lifted floral notes of fragrant violets over baked black cherries and raspberry preserves, plus Chinese five spice suggestions. Bold, buxom and full-bodied, the rich fruit is offset nicely by loads of freshness, supported by rounded tannins and finishing long.
Marietta's dad has a long history of honoring those he loves through wine. Marietta Cellars is now able to do the same and honor him with this rich, fruit-driven blend from their vineyards in Alexander Valley, McDowell Valley and the Yorkville Highlands. Christo, as his great-aunt Marietta called him, captures the closeness to the earth, strength, enormity of heart, and unfailing gentleness that the winemaker's father has.
Blend: 60% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 14% Grenache and 4% Viognier
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