2018 Marietta Cellars 'Christo' Red North Coast

$19.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

Much like founder Chris Bilbro himself (nicknamed Christo by his great-aunt Marietta), this wine is a study in opposites: extracted and intensely flavorful, yet gentle and welcoming; Damn near perfect and high-scoring, yet priced for everyday indulgence! That last bit is our favorite kind of conundrum. 60% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Viognier, this is full-bodied and packed with ripe, juicy fruit in each soft sip. Smoke and graphite add intriguing complexity on the long, flavorful finish.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
North Coast
Vineyard:
100% Estate
Total Varietal Composition %:
Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Viognier
Alcohol %:
15.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1048798
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA95

Wine Advocate

The 2018 Christo is made up of 60% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Viognier. Vibrant ruby-purple in color, the nose offers pure scents of crushed red, black and blue berries, tobacco, violets, tar and smoked meats. The palate is full-bodied and packed full of perfectly ripe, juicy fruit, with a grainy frame and loads of uplift on the finish.