Grape(s): 65% syrah, 19% petite sirah, 11% grenache, and 5% viognier
Localization: Sonoma, CA, USA
Tasting Notes: A huge expression of tar, cocoa powder, violets and structure, this Syrah-based wine is brightened by vibrant Grenache, lengthened by Petite Sirah, and lifted aromatically via co-fermentation with Viognier.
Food pairing: Beef, lamb, veal, poultry
The Domain: This intense, powerful Syrah-based wine is grown mostly on our 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 chewy bitter chocolate, while Grenache grown at 1400 feet elevation in the Yorkville highlands keeps the wine bright and juicy. Full-bodied and fleshy, this wine is dark and brooding yet silky and smooth. Drink now or age up to ten years.
Christo, our Rhône varietal blend honoring Marietta’s founder and first winemaker, a beloved man who honored a profusion of people over decades through his wines, and a passionate lover of Syrah