Old Vine Red Lot #72
Marietta Cellars

Old Vine Red Lot #72
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Affectionately known as “OVR,” Marietta’s Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades.

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Old Vine Red Lot #72

With an historic underground following, OVR is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Predominantly comprised of fresh, young Zinfandel, OVR gets its backbone from Petite Sirah with about three years of age in neutral barrel, and its savory component from Syrah with about two years of age in neutral barrel. Occasionally, other varieties like Barbera, Carignan, or Grenache will be blended in to complement the other elements. The goal is always to create an enjoyable table wine made with integrity that combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure.

"Made by a local family firm, Marietta’s blend of old-vine carignan, zinfandel and petite sirah is berry-juicy and subtly pepper-spicy and one of the state’s – and country’s - best-value reds." David Williams, The Observer, February 2023.