Marietta Cellars has been around for a long time: So has its famous Old Vine Red, a red field blend; i.e., a wine composed of various grapes all grown in the same field or (of late) the same state. It has always been good and always has been inexpensive. Now comes the owners’ next generation. According to Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviewer Erin Brooks, “Deep ruby-purple in color, the NV Old Vine Red Lot 71 has bright black cherry on the nose, with accents of fresh tobacco leaves, woodsmoke iron and potpourri. Medium-bodied, grainy and fresh, it has spicy, mineral-laced fruit and a long, lifted finish. I love this wine for its full flavor, juicy appeal and sensitive price point.” She rated it 94 points and said it would last through 2030. I’ve had the wine; it’s amazing. It should sell for $100 or more. However, it actually sells for less than $10 in some cases. Buy one bottle. Try it. Then buy a case or  two. Wine deals like this don’t come around that often.

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