Marietta Cellars Christo Lot #3 Red

Marietta Cellars Christo Lot #3 Red United States  California Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 30230
Region: United States, California
Varietal: Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.3
GTIN: 746751913458
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"Christo isn’t getting any thinner. Now on Lot 3, this wine is a powerhouse: dense, rich, and long. The nose continues to balance deep berry, savory herb and mineral earth characters. A gorgeous rhone-style blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier, it is extremely easy to drink and it has layers of flavor that last longer than the bottle." —winemaker

Blend: 70% Syrah, 17% Petite Sirah, 10% Grenache, 3% Viognier
"There are approximately 12,000 cases of the NV Christo Lot 3, which is a hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a touch of Viognier to uplift the aromatics. This is, again, aged in neutral oak for two years and a blend of three vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2013. This is my favorite of all of these wines – a wine of exceptional purity and intensity and plenty of character, as this one is 70% Syrah and the rest the other three grapes. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% alcohol, but it’s well hidden behind a cascade of blackberry and cassis fruit, roasted meats, steak tartare, licorice and Provençal herbs. It’s a big boy, and that’s exactly the way they want it. This wine should drink well for 7-8 years, but it’s meant to be consumed in its exuberant youthfulness." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"Dark, dense, rich and spicy, this Rhône-style blend is impressively delicious. Full bodied, it's saturated with blackberry, cinnamon and black-pepper flavors supported by fine-grained tannins. While it packs a punch, it is well balanced for a big, assertive wine, and will be best after 2019. Editors’ Choice." —Jim Gordon, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Viogniergrilled seafood, roasted pork, charcuterie or lambgoat/blue cheeses, Livarot or Pave d'Augewhite butter sauce, garlic, clam sauce or curries
Petite Sirahred meat or gameDarcy, Arina, Benning or Saint-Florentinpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
Grenacheroast pork or beefBleu d'Auvergne, Camembert, Chevrotin des Aravis, Fourme d'Ambert or Reblochontomato based sauces, pepper, mushrooms or earthy sauces
Syrahred meat or gameCheddar, Asiago, Canestrato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino, Piaveda, Gouda or Parmesanpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
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