Marietta Cellars sits in the entrance to a small canyon off Alexander Valley. Known as Angeli Ranch after the family who originally settled here in 1886, this property’s vineyards connect gravel swales from the Russian River to terraced knolls invisible from the valley floor. The extremes of this site create a wine that is powerful but has surprising elegance and clarity.
Our Estate Series represents our purest expressions of place. Having worked with the fruit from tens of vineyards over the years, we have identified three special sites that we believe produce extraordinary wine. These wines are produced in limited quantities, have ultra-developed acid and tannin profiles and achieve a beautiful balance of intense structure and bright aromatics.
The 2017 Zinfandel Angeli, from a site in Alexander Valley, is rich, pliant and expressive. Super-ripe black cherry, hard candy, new leather, lavender and mint give the Angeli decidedly dark shades of expression. This sumptuous, flavorful Zinfandel should drink well for another decade or more.
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Spring 2019
- Aged for 15 months in neutral barrels.
- 1,000 cases produced
- 14.8% Alcohol
- Release Date: Fall 2019
- Drink now or age up to 10 years