*** BIG RED of THE WEEK ***
Blend of 65%Syrah, 19%Petite Sirah, 11%Grenache, 5%Viognier.
Estate Grown, Geyserville, CA
Winemaker Says: This intense, powerful Syrah-based wine is grown mostly
on their McDowell Valley property which has a long history of championing Rhone varietals.
Co-fermented with Viognier, the Syrah expresses violet, tar, and rich earth.
Petite Sirah from Alexander Valley brings bitter chocolate
and Grenache grown at 1400 feet in Yorkville Highlands keeps the wine bright.
Full-bodied and fleshy, this wine is dark and brooding yet silky and smooth.
Vinous Says 93 Points: The 2016 Christo, Marietta's Syrah-based blend, is terrific.
Black cherry, chocolate, leather, licorice and spice give the wine much
of its dark, brooding feel. Powerful and intense, but with good freshness,
the 2016 is wonderfully complete and absolutely delicious.
$21.99 at wine.com and $19.95 at K&L
But $18.99 @MetroWines